The James Hunter Six "Brother or Other" / "Never" 45
It is a true pleasure to present another sure-shot single from our good friends, and top-tier tunesmiths, The James Hunter Six. The A-Side, "Brother or Other" blast out of the speakers with an explosive 7 stroke tip-of-the-cap to Motown's legendary drummer, Benny Benjamin - courtesy of long-time Sugarman 3 stalwart, Rudy Albin. This track finds James and co. exploring more of a straight-forward soul sound than previous efforts. Seasoned generously with a gorgeous piano melody and timely message, the tune settles into a mid-tempo groove that has enough dancefloor bounce to get folks on their feet. The social conscious productions of Curtis Mayfield come to mind as James pleads, "Brother or other / make up your mind / Does your love extend to all mankind?". The flip, "Never" is an evocative beautiful ballad that's right smack in James' pocket: a slow, rolling rumba that'll make you wanna sway with the one you love, or the one you long to love. Very few artists in the game today are capable of making records as sweet as this. An instant classic!