Sunday, February 04, 2007

Joe Hunter, 1927-2007

Farewell, Joe.

Joe Hunter died at his home February 2. He was 79. "Who?" I hear you ask. Well, Hunter played keyboards on The Contours' "Do You Love Me," "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas, the Miracles' "Shop Around," and countless other Motown Records classics. As one of the "Funk Brothers," Hunter received some late recognition in the documentary film Standing In the Shadows of Motown. He's heard here on Detroit, a date by bluesman Eddie Burns. It's a far cry from the pop charts, but it's a fitting tribute to a great musician.

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