The James Hunter Six’s first album on Daptone Records, Hold On!, netted an impressive producer — Daptone Records’ co-owner Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), who is also the bass player and bandleader of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
“The great thing about working with Gabe Roth is that he can get our tunes on tape exactly the way I heard them in my head when I was writing them. It’s a rare thing when a producer knows what you’re going for before you’ve told him. A good indication of this kind of empathy is he’ll dig a record out (and he’s got a few) and say, ‘You’ll like this,’ and be right every time,” Hunter said.
However, Mann doesn’t handle the bass duties on the album, which is the group’s fourth studio release. That distinction goes to James Hunter Six double bassist Jason Wilson.
Listen to what they all created on “(Baby) Hold On”:
Hold On! Track List:
- If That Don’t Tell You
- This Is Where We Came In
- (Baby) Hold On
- Something’s Calling
- A Truer Heart
- Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time)
- Light of My Life
- In the Dark