IVY JO HUNTER, working with MICKEY STEVENSON, was part of one of Motown’s most important song writing teams in the 60s. His writing credits include ‘Just Ask The Lonely’, ‘I’ll Always Love You’, ‘I’ll Keep On Holding On’ and, of course, ‘Dancing In The Street’. Motown connoisseurs know that HUNTER was an artist too –recording stuff like ‘I’d Still Love You’ and ‘I Remember When (Dedicated To Beverly)’ for the VIP imprint.

After leaving Motown HUNTER formed the Probe 1 Production company in Detroit and through the 70s and 80s he produced a clutch of collectable recordings. He continued to make his own recordings too and he was also the lead vocalist on North By Northeast’s ‘Pain Of City Living’. You can catch the flavour of IVY JO’S post-Motown work on a brand new vinyl single from SOUL JUNCTION RECORDS. The 7″ pairs the ultra catchy 1979 waxing ‘See You Around’ with a pleasing ballad, ‘Yea, Yea, Yea’. Vocals throughout are soulfully superb, begging the question as to why he didn’t really make that breakthrough at Motown. Still, ‘See You Around’ might compensate…. fitting the modern soul bill perfectly and destined to be a classic. Find out more @