The story of how Geno Washington came to be one of the UK’s first African American soul singers of the 1960s. Oh Geno! is a fusion of documentary and narrative film – as 73-year-old Geno Washington takes us back to the pivotal night where he swapped army boots for dancing shoes, and transitioned from USAF Airman William Washington to 1960s soul legend Geno Washington. Amidst the smoke and sweat of an understated night-club in 1964, this is the story of unexpected worlds colliding, and the beginning of a career as one of Britain’s most famous black soul-singers of the 1960s. A sparkling tale of glamour and societal change.
Writer – Sophie Shad. Producers – Dalton Deverell & Sophie Shad. Director – Onyinye Egenti.