Soul singer GERALDINE HUNT, best known for her dance hit, ‘Can’t Fake The Feeling’, died on Thursday 27th October. The news was announced by her son Freddie (also a singer). Few details were made available save that Ms Hunt was aged 77.
Though she was born in St Louis, Geraldine (real name, Geraldine Milligan) was brought up in Chicago. At school she was a classmate of Minnie Riperton. She made her recording debut in the early 60s working with labels like Katron, Bombay and USA. In the 70s she was pacted to Roulette. Her Roulette singles, ‘Never, Never Leave Me’ b/w ‘Push, Sweep’ (in 1970), ‘Now That There’s You’ b/w ‘Shades Of Blue’ (in 1971), ‘Baby, I Need Your Loving’ b/w ‘Cry, Cry, Cry’ (in 1972) attracted some attention on the Northern soul scene.
In the late 70s she was signed to Prism and released a couple of albums, the second of which, 1980’s ‘No Way’ yielded her biggest hit, Can’t Fake The Feeling’.