I can't stand Jay Leno. His show makes my skin crawl. But, in switching to NBC one night to catch the beginning of Conan O'Brien, I caught the tail end of a musical performance by Londoner JAMES HUNTER and his band. To say that they had the joint jumpin' would be an understatement.
That was many, many months ago, but I'm finally getting around to posting a couple tracks from his last album -- 2006's PEOPLE GONNA TALK. Neither song captures the infectious energy and sense of just plain fun that permeated the live TV performance, but they're nice enough little ditties and deserve to be heard.
(Today's bonus tracks have nothing whatsoever to do with the Hunter selections. Other than, maybe, a sense of infectious energy and just plain fun.)
JAMES HUNTER on MySPACE.
JAMES HUNTER makin' joints jump >>>
Nov 29 2007 12:00P/RiverFeast/Sheraton Colonial Ballroom/Wakefield, Massachusetts
Dec 1 2007 12:00P/The Turning Point/Piermont, New York
[MP3] "Talking 'Bout My Love"
BONUS TRACKS >>>
[MP3] ROSEMARY CLOONEY/"Mambo Italiano"
[MP3] CLAUDIO VILLA/"Tic Ti, Tic Ta"
[MP3] LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS/"El Matador"
[MP3] LOS LOBOS/"Good Morning Aztlan"