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

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