February 1st, 2010 22:36 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jumpin Gene Anderson a.k.a. The Poo Poo Man / King Of The Hollywood Blues
Gene Anderson, a native of St. Louis Mo. started singing and dancing at the age of three years old. By the time he was 6 years old he was performing at his mother`s and aunt`s parties and other social gatherings and at these social gatherings is where young Gene caught the attention of visiting celebrities and stars.
By the age of twelve Gene was cutting background tracks for Ike Turner and The Kings, and performing on the former Charlotte Peters Show and St. Louis Hop television shows. By the time Gene was in his teens he had already cut his own 45`s, "The Gigolo Man", and "The Loneliest One".
Gene ended up in The Army for two years. Between boot camp and drills Gene found a niche and became an entertainment specialist during his enlistment. He cut his first full album singing, "Do You Love Me Baby" and "Baby I Dig You" with Danny Bishop and Sgt. Master William Jones, and toured base camps in The Army`s show mobile with Shirley Davis, Bobby Rydell, and numerous others including Sam Gary and Bill Johnson, a connection that gave him his big break. Then after Gene then went on to perform with giants such as The Temptations, Junior Walker, The Capitols, and at The Apollo Theatre, one of his biggest connections was with Duke Ellington who introduced him to Noble Sisel, and Hubie Blake. Gene went on to work with others such as Willie Mitchell, known for putting out hits on Al Green and Ann Pebbles on High Records as well as writing songs for Stax Records.
Gene then met and became close with Redd Foxx and performed in Las Vegas nightclubs for more than 7 years on The Redd Foxx Show, until his passing.
Gene was nominated for a Grammy Award for a song that he wrote "Love In The Food Stamp Line" for Albert King. He has written three albums and is currently starring in a play written and produced by Ed Townsend, "Rehabilitation- Been There! Done That"! which is now in pre- production for an upcoming tour that will tour the mid-west area.
Gene`s Other Current Accomplishments As A Performer Tours with entertainers such as:
The Pointer Sisters
George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars World Tour
Video with "Battle Cat" A Tribute To The Late Roger Troutman
The Black Expo Nike /NBA Commercial for the 2002 Playoffs
The Gap Band
Theatre / Movies
"Rehabilitation "Been There! Done That!" Ed Townsend
The Watermelon Heist, with "John Amos" Shannon Amos
Music Throughout The Years Chris Lamas
Five On The Black Hand Side Ian Foxx
Writing / Producing / Studio
Gene Anderson June Pointer
Gene`s current album "My Funk N` Soul (Vol.1) "
For More Information: http://www.kingpoopooman.com/
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