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JoeE SP9
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James Hunter

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James Hunter
People Gonna' Talk
Talk about blue eyed soul! Stax/Volt, Muscle Shoals all over again. The man can sing R&B! Highly recommended!

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Re: James Hunter

Thanks Joe,

James Hunter is now on my short list!

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I heard him on The Journal, a German news and entertainment program that comes on Ch 35 Mind-TV locally. I bought the CD the very next day. I'm going to get his other CD's. I have heard on the vinylengine that some of his stuff is available on vinyl. I'm looking into that.
If you haven't heard him think of Sam Cooke, Otis Reading and Bobby "Blue" Bland kind of mixed together. He sounds like he came out of the projects in Chicago before hip-hop took over.

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I heard him on The Journal, a German news and entertainment program that comes on Ch 35 Mind-TV locally. I bought the CD the very next day. I'm going to get his other CD's. I have heard on the vinylengine that some of his stuff is available on vinyl. I'm looking into that.
If you haven't heard him think of Sam Cooke, Otis Reading and Bobby "Blue" Bland kind of mixed together. He sounds like he came out of the projects in Chicago before hip-hop took over.

I managed to get Hunter's latest CD "The Hard Way" from my local library (and I have "People Gonna Talk" on order) and gave it a good listen.

First of all, my wife loves it, which makes it a keeper right off the bat. Second, your description "think of Sam Cooke, Otis Reading and Bobby "Blue" Bland kind of mixed together" is absolutely perfect since I was basically going to write something very similar to describe his sound and I would throw in the more soulful side of Robert Cray as well.

Thanks goodness for the British and their love of soul, including the blue eyed variety, since along with Hunter there's Joss Stone and several others who's names escape me at the moment.

I almost forgot, if "People Gonna Talk" is half as good as "The Hard Way" then it must be a damn fine recording.

Thanks for the recommendation.

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I haven't heard The Hard Way yet. On my next shopping trip to CC Phila. it will be bought. Sounds like Robert Cray, yes!

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