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Recommend me some Charlie Hunter

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TheGoodTexan, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. TheGoodTexan

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    I've long been a casual fan of Charlie Hunter. I'd like to get more into his stuff. I love the chord voicings he does over the funky jazz swank spank stuff, with the walking bass and the Leslie going too... tone rolled down, muted out sounding like a B3. I've just never thought to purchase any of his music. But now I want to.

    If my goal is to eventually consume all of his music, where is a good place to start? I think my best approach would be to grab about one CD a month, and live with it before moving on. If I were to get several all at once, I would likely skip some of the deeper cuts at first, and not really get familiar with the whole album for a long time.

    I see a good bit of talk about Return of the Candyman, but is that the best place to start?
     
  2. waparker4

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    Charlie Hunter (eponymous album)
    Duo
    Ready Set Shango
    Charlie Hunter Trio bing bing bing
    Garage a Trois Outre Mer and Emphasizer

    These are my faves
     
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    Don't know which record had his cover of "Lively Up Yourself" on it, but that's my favorite
     
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    Ready Set Shango is my fave.
     
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    He used to play in a band called T.J.Kirk, that's how I got to know him, and I still prefer their first effort over his solo stuff

     
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    Natty Dread. They covered the whole album.
     
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    My favorite (killer sax solo from Dave Ellis too)

     
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    Duo (my first introduction to him years ago)
    His self titled solo album
    and if you're looking for him to stretch beyond the "organized" 8 string sound he became known for, check out GENTLEMEN I REGRET TO INFORM YOU YOU WILL NOT BE GETTING PAID.

    "Paid" is a great album (probably my favorite Hunter offering.

    He's got a ton of other works too, including Groundtruther and Garage A Trois. Check them all out!
     
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    Thanks waparker. I remember now.
     
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    my favourites are Duo, Natty Dread and Charlie Hunter, but I'd start with Duo. amazing considering it's just the two of them.

    if you aren't familiar with Bob Marley's original, get that first (it's brilliant anyway) and then listen to Hunter's take on it after that. great stuff.
     
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    I started with Return of the Candyman. Can't go wrong there. It's funky groovy goodness.
     
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    That would be "Natty dread" where he covered that entire Bob marley album of the same title.

    I would also add "Bing, bing. bing" and "Songs from the analog playground" to what has already been mentioned here
     
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    I really like "Songs from the Analog Playground".
     
  14. SnidelyWhiplash

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    I first became aware of Charlie on The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprosy.
    The song was Sex & Politics,if i'm not mistaken. Awesome! :cool:
     
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    The entire Natty Dread is fantastic. As is the original I might add. My favourite reggae album.
     
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