The authentic soul vocal of James Hunter makes his return onto the music scene with his latest long player Nick Of Time released via Daptone Records. Sounding like he’s rewound the clock to primetime 60’s with the funk brothers as his backing band, this package will not disappoint fans of such esteemed releases as Otis Blue, Roots and Innervisions.
Starting with a classic soul shuffle Who’s Fooling Who, steeped into a seductive Harlem Shuffle type beat the band as a whole slip into gear with effortless ease, no one misses a trick whilst Hunter breaths life over the music. Till I Hear From You is as straight forwardly heart breaking as Tommy Tate’s classic ballad Taking On Pain. Never mixes in a horn section, with a B3 organ and blue harmonica, whilst the title track has Hunter sounding like prime Stevie Wonder Somebody Help Me Period, that crackling vocal he has does things to the heart
Final track He’s Your Could’ve Been details missed chances and what could have been to maybe a long lost love. The overall mood on the album is a love torn soul, blues feast, the sort of release that will cure the broken hearted, enwrap those in love with even deeper sensual feelings plus enriching any listener with only good vibrations. A highly favourable release from a master soul voyager.
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