The James Hunter Six

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX

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La carrera de Hunter comenzó con una banda llamada Howlin ‘Wilf & the Vee-Jays, quienes lanzaron su primer álbum en 1986 titulado Cry Wilf. Más tarde lanzó tres más con su propia banda. Pasó gran parte de la década de 1990 tocando pequeños clubes en Londres, como el Weavers Pub en Islington (norte de Londres) y el 100 Club en Oxford Street en Londres. El estilo soulful de Hunter llamó la atención de Van Morrison, quien apareció en el primer álbum de Hunter editado en Ace, Believe What I Say, en 1996. (Morrison cantó coros en “Turn On Your Love Light” y “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do”). La relación de Hunter con Morrison les llevó de gira juntos a principios de los noventa; cantó coros en el álbum en directo de Morrison en 1994, A Night in San Francisco, y en su disco de 1995 Days Like This. El primer album en solitario de Hunter en los Estados Unidos, su álbum debut de 2006 People Gonna Talk, fue nominado al Grammy de Mejor Álbum de Blues Tradicional en la ceremonia de los 49º Premios Grammy. Se separó de Rounder Records en 2008 y publicó el álbum The Hard Way a través de Hear Music / Concord.

Ya como James Hunter Six ha grabado tres maravillosos álbumes: Minute By Minute (2013 -Universal), Hold On! (2016) y esta pieza de museo llamada Whatever It Takes (2018), ambos con Daptone, que nos presentará en el Euroyeyé.

The James Hunter Six “I Don’t Wanna Be Without You”

Hunter’s career began with a band called Howlin’ Wilf and the Vee-Jays, who released their first album in 1986 entitled Cry Wilf. Later he released three more with his own band. He spent much of the 1990s playing small clubs in London, such as the Weavers Pub in Islington (North London), and the 100 Club on Oxford Street in London. Hunter’s soulful style drew the attention of Van Morrison, who appeared on Hunter’s first album released on Ace, Believe What I Say, in 1996. (Morrison sang backing vocals on “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do”.) Hunter’s relationship with Morrison led to a tour with the latter in the early nineties; he sang backing vocals on Morrison’s 1994 live album, A Night in San Francisco, and his 1995 studio recording Days Like This. Hunter’s first solo release in the United States, his 2006 breakthrough album People Gonna Talk, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 49th Grammy Awards ceremony.[2] He parted ways with Rounder Records in 2008 and issued the album The Hard Way via Hear Music/Concord.

Under the name of James Hunter Six, he’s released three marvellous albums: Minute By Minute (2013 -Universal), Hold On! (2016) and this truly stunning Whatever It Takes (2018), both for Daptone, that he and his band Will play for us at the Euroyeyé..