RIYL: Sharon Jones, Tom Jones, Charles Bradley, Grace Love

Label: Daptone Records

Welcome back to Jon’s Daptone Corner. This week we feature one of my favorite smooth R&B jams of the year, ‘(Baby) Hold On’ from the James Hunter Six.

I hope you picked up the James Hunter Six LP that I wrote about earlier this year. It’s truly fantastic and this is a really dynamite single!

It’s limited to 200 copies on Fluorescent Peach(What??) vinyl. I’m a big fan of the Daptone Records label, obviously, but I’ve also really been in love with their Countdown to 100 Colored Vinyl Series. This is record no. 96, so I’m sure Daptone has a few more surprises and smokin sweet tunes in store for us in 2016.

This is a preorder but it comes out next week so you probably won’t have to wait for long for it to show up.

What if I got a jukebox just for soul 45s?

The Details

200 copies with fluorescent peach colored vinyl available ONLY at the Daptone Shop as part of our Countdown to 100 colored vinyl series!

Behold! The dishy new platter from England's finest export since its eponymous Muffin, James Hunter and his cheeky band-o-blokes, the James Hunter Six, is here. Side A features the title track of his brand new SMASH long player, “(Baby) Hold On” - a classic shuffler that delivers an honest blast of raw R&B the way it's meant to be done. Flip the little bugger over and rejoice to a classic Hunter cut that, much to the chagrin of low-rider and rocksteady DJs alike, has eluded the 45 format. TILL NOW!

Rerecorded during the sessions for Hold On!, “Carina” now possesses a more relaxed, classic rocksteady feel. Coupled with gorgeously simple background vocals and James' pleading lead - this tune now boasts a truly dizzying level of emotional intelligence. If you don't like this song, you're an emotionally bankrupt soul, deaf to beautiful things. Out May 13th.

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Price $6.99

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