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

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