Gene Dunlap was raised in Detroit, where he used the drums during senior high school. He became close friends with guitarist Earl Klugh and used him in regional night clubs. He became guitarist Offer Green’s drummer, after that supported vibraphonist Roy Ayers. Within the middle-’70s, he reunited with Klugh, with whom he trim a long group of albums on the next twenty years while adding percussion, electric guitar, synthesizer, and composing to his abilities. His tenure with Klugh was interrupted by three single albums he cut for Capitol Information, after that resumed. In 1994, he released Groove together with you, credited towards the Gene Dunlap Music group, on Avenue Jazz Information, but soon after gave up executing to teach internal city youngsters in Detroit. In Apr 2000, he came back along with his second Avenue Jazz record, Tales from the Phatman.