A Side: I Don't Wanna Be Without You // B Side: I Got Eyes
Here come The James Hunter Six! Serving yet another delicious dish of what you wish with the premier single off their upcoming LP, Whatever It Takes (DAP-051). And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if James hasn’t delivered two of his most compelling sides to date on this one. “I Don’t Wanna Be Without You” is a graduate level course in the Three R’s of R&B: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Romance. A sultry rumba sets the mood, as Hunter swaggers in – donning his finest voice like a crisp tuxedo, complete with ruffled vibrato and rhyming cuff-links – and proceeds to lay on an absolute heart-stealin‘, deal-sealin’, panty-peelin‘ gem. On the flip, “I Got Eyes” loosens the collar and brings the metro- nome mark up a few clicks for a punchy tightened-up workout, edged-up with vibes and street corner backgrounds.
Bring your talcum powder and a change of clothes cause it’s another jaw-droppin’ showstop- per by that finger-poppin’ pond-hopper, James Hunter.