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the james hunter six

Whatever It Takes

daptone records


Released: 2nd Feb 2018


lp + download

Released: 2nd Feb 2018


the rhythm ‘n’ blues wizard delivers his most masterful songlist yet.

His voice has never been more compelling, his songs never more elegantly crafted. Recorded to tape at Daptone's Penrose Studios in Riverside, California, Bosco Mann's production elevates Hunter's arrangements to the altitude they deserve. On the opening track, Saxophones grab us by the collar, drawing us in. Moving us over the undulating curves of a rhumba. The coquettish bubbling of the organ. James’ words curl casually into the ear; There is an effortless intimacy here. His voice is Almost violently tender, plucking lyrics off a seemingly endless vine and feeding them to you with the eager patience of a lover. If you like sam cooke, faces, or ray charles, here’s something you haven’t heard before that you’re sure to love!

Whatever It Takes


  1. I Don't Wanna Be Without You
  2. Whatever It Takes
  3. I Got Eyes
  4. Mm-Hmm
  5. Blisters
  6. I Should've Spoke Up
  7. Show Her
  8. Don't Let Pride Take You for a Ride
  9. How Long
  10. It Was Gonna Be You