As a longtime fan of Alphonse Mouzon I came across these recordings only recently. Especially "Headless Heroes" is a real chessnut. Gene McDaniels has a beautiful voice. As an European I fail to understand why vice-president Spiro Agnew at the time tried to stop the distribution of this record. Sort of the same story as with Larry Young, who recorded "Love Cry Want
" around the same time with Nicholas, Joe Gallivan and Jimmy Molneiri (another favourite of mine).
I find "Headless" much more exciting than "Outlaw" because of the fabulous rhythm section. Gene has a really smooth voice, and you can hear why Roberta Flack was a great admirer of his. I'm amazed how well Gene blended in with the current music when he made these records, because he was a little older than the postwar generation. Highly recommended!!