|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul northern soul oldies|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Charles Hunt, 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Hunts dramatic pop-soul vocals, on string-drenched ballads, perfectly represented the Brill Building sound of the early 60s. He had a long career in vocal groups prior to his solo career of the early 60s. In 1952 and 1953 he was a member of the Chicago-based Five Echoes along with future soul superstar Johnnie Taylor. He was a member of the Flamingos from 1958 to 1961. His biggest hit was Human (number 5 R&B, number 48 pop) in 1961, recorded for Scepter Records. He recorded other top-notch material for the company, including I Am A Witness (1963) and the original version of I Just Dont Know What To Do For Myself, which later became a hit for Dusty Springfield. His last hit was the wonderful Luther Dixon-produced hit The Biggest Man, for the Dynamo label in 1967. He moved to England in the 70s and recorded for Polydor in 1972 and Pye in 1974. In...