James Hunter possesses an iconic, reedy tenor voice and signature phrasing; he is one of the finest British blue-eyed soul singers to emerge from the late 20th century. Hunter’s recordings feature rhythm & blues in the style of the 1950s, pitched between R&B, early rock & roll, and early soul. His 1994 solo debut, …Believe What I Say, included guest appearances by Doris Troy and Van Morrison. Hunter appeared on some of Morrison‘s mid-’90s albums. Further, Hunter, is a skilled guitarist and songwriter as evidenced by 2001’s Kick It Around, and 2008’s The Hard Way. He enlisted Gabriel Roth to produce for 2013’s Minute by Minute for Concord and signed to the producer’s Daptone label shortly thereafter for 2016’s Hold On! 2018’s Whatever It Takes was inspired by Hunter’s recent marriage. In 2022, Daptone released the 12-song JH6 compilation With Love.
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