I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing James Hunter tear up the stage last weekend, and heartily recommend anyone within shooting distance of his remaining shows take advantage. He’s the last of the genuine 60’s soul men, despite being a 90s Englishman.
British soulman James Hunter isn’t one to complain. It took him 20 years before he got noticed on this side of the ocean when he got nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 for his album People Gonna Talk. He didn’t win, “but on the CD we put ‘Grammy’ in big letters and ‘nominated’ in small ones so people thought we had won,” he chuckles.
His most recent album, The Hard Way, issued in 2008, is a toe-tapping, finger-snapping jewel that will be cherished by anyone who loves the sweet soul music of the early ’60s a la Sam Cooke.