Sunday, March 25, 2012

Can't Shake The Feeling

Here is an epic disco classic to 'shake' things up this Sunday by Geraldine Hunt.  Ms. Hunt was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was a one man band and her grandmother, Louella Reed was a singer on the Chitlin Circuit. In 1947 her family relocated to Chicago and while growing up there Hunt discovered her musical talent.  It was a rough time for her, sleeping on the floor with gangs shooting through the house.  She was even beaten up at gunpoint once. Despite the bleak living conditions of her childhood, she befriended soul singer songwriter Minnie Riperton while attending Hyde Park High School.  She began her recording career as a teenager with several singles released from 1962 and had her first glimmer of success in 1970 when "You & I" a duet with Charlie Hodges reached #45 on the R&B Billboard chart and in 1972 a remake of "Baby I Need Your Loving" reaching #47.  In 1975 Hunt relocated to Montreal Quebec where she cut her first album in 1978 Sweet Honesty. In 1980 Hunt's second album No Way yielded the track "Can't Shake the Feeling" which reached #1 on the Billboard club chart where it spent a total of seven weeks. Ms. Hunt is also the mother of three children; Rosalind Hunt of the musical group Cheri, singer Freddie James and writer Jeanne Dupuis.  I must tell you that even to this day, the entire 5:18 minutes of  "Cant' Shake The Feeling"  brings chills to "every inch of my body" every time I hear it and lights up the dance floor like no other song with its beautiful arrangement, genuine lyrics and the amazing powerful voice of Ms. Hunt.  Enjoy!

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