Biography

Geraldine Hunt (born February 10, 1945, St. Louis, Missouri was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is an American R&B singer who had several hits in the early 1980s, including a #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart: “Can’t Fake the Feeling” spent seven weeks at the top in 1980.

Hunt is the mother of three children; Rosalind Hunt of the musical group Chéri, singer Freddie James and Jeanne.

Life and career

Hunt’s parents are Rosie Lee Vickers and Frank Milligan. Her father was a one-man band, and her grandmother, Louella Reed was a singer on the Chitlin Circuit. In 1947 her family relocated to Chicago. While growing up on Chicago’s south side Hunt discovered her musical talent. Living in that part of Chicago was not easy; recalls Geraldine. “On the weekends, we had to sleep on the floor, gangs were shooting through the house; I had been beaten up at gunpoint once, It was rough. We were living below middle class.”[1]

Despite the bleak living conditions of her childhood, there were bright spots also. A notable time in her life was her years at Hyde Park High School. Her classmate and best friend at school was the late American soul singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton. Besides Hunt and Riperton, the school also produced a girl group called Coffee who recorded the 1980 hit “Casanova”.,On the LP”NO WAY” the musicians were left out of the credits so to set the record straight they are as follows:Warren Williams,David Edmeade,Peter Dowse(Keyboards)Kat Dyson,Daniel Joseph(Guitars)Peter Dowse,Bobby Norfleet(Bass Guitars)Bones Jones(Drums)additional musicians are on the LP Cover

Edited by bonesjones1 on 10 Sep 2010, 01:41

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