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Van Hunt

R&B multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, grew up surrounded by the pimp lifestyle of his father. A soundtrack of classic soul and contemporary R&B was his backdrop and Hunt immersed himself in the tones and moods of it all. A move from the Midwest to Atlanta in his early twenties allowed Hunt to hone his sound. He'd been playing guitar and writing songs since his teens, so naturally a career in music was on the horizon. Capitol inked him a deal in 2003 and his self-titled debut arrived in February 2004. Appearances on Soul Train, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and NPR coincided with the release of Van Hunt's double single "Dust" and "Seconds of Pleasure"; the album peaked within the Top 40 of Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The strong follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, was issued in 2006 and topped the Heatseekers chart but failed to leave much of an impression otherwise. Hunt then shifted to Blue Note; promotional copies of Popular, his first album for the label, were mailed out, but the release was ultimately shelved. Hunt subsequently assembled Use in Case of Emergency, consisting of material from his vault, and provided it as a free download for his followers. In 2011, through his own label, the Sony RED-distributed Godless Hotspot, Hunt issued the bold What Were You Hoping For?, his third proper officially released album. Some crowd-funding assistance facilitated The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets, his relatively subdued fourth album, released on Godless Hotspot 2015. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Van Hunt


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Van Hunt

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Van Hunt

  1.   Song
  2.   Being a Girl
  3.   Seconds of Pleasure
  4.   Character
  5.   Dust
  6.   Your Love (Is the Greatest Drug I've Ever Known)
  7.   Headroom
  8.   Anything (To Get Your Attention)
  9.   Down Here in Hell (With You)
  10.   Turn My TV On
  11.   Eyes Like Pearls
  12.   North Hollywood
  13.   Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane
  14.   Priest or Police
  15.   No Sense of Crime
  16.   God Moves At Midnight
  17.   Hold My Hand
  18.   Hello Goodbye
  19.   The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets
  20.   A Woman Never Changes
  21.   She Stays With Me
  22.   Pedestal
  23.   Moving Targets
  24.   Night Is Young
  25.   The Night Is Young
  26.   Hole in My Heart
  27.   The Thrill of This Love
  28.   Suspicion (She Knows Me Too Well)
  29.   Ride, Ride, Ride
  30.   Intro
  31.   Precious
  32.   (Let It) Soak (n)
  33.   What Were You Hoping for?
  34.   Falls (Violet)
  35.   Designer Jeans
  36.   At the End of a Slow Dance
  37.   Interlude
  38.   Mean Sleep by Nikka Costa
  39.   Daredevil, Baby
  40.   Hot Stage Lights
  41.   If I Take You Home (Upon...)
  42.   ...Puddin'
  43.   Who Will Love Me in Winter
  44.   Vega (Stripes On)
  45.   Break Down Ur Door
  46.   Emotional Criminal
  47.   What Can I Say
  48.   If I Wanna Dance with You
  49.   Rub My Feet (Suddenly)
  50.   French for Cloud (CSTBU)
  51.   Teach Me a New Language
  52.   Plum
  53.   Highlights
  54.   Her December
  55.   Out of the Sky
  56.   The Lowest 1 of My Desires
  57.   Hidden Charms
  58.   It's a Mysterious Hustle
  59.   A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend
  60.   Old Hat
  61.   Cross Dresser

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