Tommy Hunt

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Hunt, 18 June 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Hunt’s 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 Don’t 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...

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