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Quiz about People Gonna Talk about James Hunter
Quiz about People Gonna Talk about James Hunter

People Gonna Talk about James Hunter Quiz


This quiz is about the English soul singer and musician, James Hunter, and especially his 2006 album "People Gonna Talk."

A multiple-choice quiz by skylarb. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
skylarb
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,156
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
112
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Question 1 of 10
1. Before becoming a solo artist, James Hunter played with which band? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What famous Northern Irish R&B singer, known for the albums "Moondance," "Astral Weeks," and "Avalon Sunset," sung backing vocals on James Hunter's first album? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "People Gonna Talk" was the first solo album James Hunter released in the United States. It was nominated for a Grammy award in which category? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. James Hunter recorded mostly traditional songs on "People Gonna Talk" and only wrote three of the songs himself.


Question 5 of 10
5. "Baby don't you know / There's a _____ going on in my heart." What word is missing from the blank? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Besides "People Gonna Talk," what other U.S. single was released from James Hunter's album of the same name? The song begins, "I'm in heaven when you kiss me / Can't you see it in my smile"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "You can carry my heart with you / Or you can drop it like a _____. / But please let that decision be your own." What word is missing from these lyrics?

Answer: (One Word, rhymes with own)
Question 8 of 10
8. "No one's calling you a liar but / There's no smoke without _____." What word is missing from these lyrics?

Answer: (One Word, rhymes with liar)
Question 9 of 10
9. Which song on "People Gonna Talk" begins: "They tell me I'm wrong / To want to stand alongside my love"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Who drew the comical caricatures in the linear notes of the album "People Gonna Talk"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Before becoming a solo artist, James Hunter played with which band?

Answer: Howlin' Wilf & The Veejays

Howlin' Wilf & The Veejays produced four albums from 1986 to 1990. The first was "Cry Wilf!" and the last was "6 by Six," which was a six-song mini-album. James Hunter went on to release four albums as a solo artist between 1996-2008. In 2013, he released his first album with his own band, James Hunter Six, titled "Minute by Minute." That was followed by "Hold On!" and, in 2018, "Whatever It Takes."
2. What famous Northern Irish R&B singer, known for the albums "Moondance," "Astral Weeks," and "Avalon Sunset," sung backing vocals on James Hunter's first album?

Answer: Van Morrison

James Hunter and Van Morrison went on a tour together in the early 1990s, and Hunter sang backing vocals on Morrison's live album "A Night in San Francisco" (1994) and on his studio album "Days Like This" (1995). In return, Van Morrison sang backing vocals on Hunter's first album in the U.K., "Believe What I Say," which was released in 1996. Morrison sang on the songs "Turn On Your Love Light" (a song he'd previously recorded with his band Them) and "Ain't Nothing You Can Do." The album also featured an appearance by American R&B singer Doris Troy.
3. "People Gonna Talk" was the first solo album James Hunter released in the United States. It was nominated for a Grammy award in which category?

Answer: Best Traditional Blues Album

Though his third solo album, "People Gonna Talk" was James Hunter's first solo release in the United States. The album was released in 2006 by Rounder. It was nominated in 2007 at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.

The winner that year was Ike Turner for "Risin' with the Blues." Other nominees that year included Dion for "Bronx in Blue," Duke Robillard for "Guitar Groove-A-Rama," and Tab Benoit with Louisiana's LeRoux for "Brother to the Blues." That year, there was a separate category for Best Contemporary Blues Album, but later, the two categories of traditional and contemporary would merge into a single Best Blues Album category.
4. James Hunter recorded mostly traditional songs on "People Gonna Talk" and only wrote three of the songs himself.

Answer: False

"All Music" notes that the record "seems like it was made in the late '50s." The magazine describes Hunter's voice as falling "on the smooth Sam Cooke side of Boz Scaggs." Despite the album's older sound, all fourteen of the songs were written by James Hunter himself. James Hunter supplied guitar and vocals for the album and was accompanied by Lee Badau, Gavin Whitlock, and Damian Hand on saxophone, Jonathan Lee on drums, Vicky Matthews on organ, and Tom Morgan on piano.

James Hunter made an appearance on the 2009 "Live at KEXP Volume 5" album with his song "Don't Do Me No Favours."
5. "Baby don't you know / There's a _____ going on in my heart." What word is missing from the blank?

Answer: riot

The song "Riot in My Heart" opens:

"I live three days to your one
The world won't owe me a thing
By the time I'm gone."

"Riot in My Heart" was the B-side to the single "People Gonna Talk." The single was released July 24, 2006. Guest musicians appearing on the "People Gonna Talk" album include Ellen Blair on viola, Gill Morley on violin, and Carwyn Ellis on organ.

A James Hunter song, "This Is Where We Came In," was featured in an episode of season three of the U.S. television series "Superstore."
6. Besides "People Gonna Talk," what other U.S. single was released from James Hunter's album of the same name? The song begins, "I'm in heaven when you kiss me / Can't you see it in my smile"?

Answer: Mollena

"Mollena you're an angel
I've got heaven in my hand
Mollena sometimes I wonder
If they'll ever understand
I could fall into a whole world of trouble over you."

James Hunter was born October 2, 1962 in Colchester, a historic market town in the English county of Essex. In "Music Republic Magazine," James Hunter told reporters that he tries to make his music as "original as I can. But I never feel as if I have to be loyal to a style of music. Music is a tool."
7. "You can carry my heart with you / Or you can drop it like a _____. / But please let that decision be your own." What word is missing from these lyrics?

Answer: stone

These lyrics come from "People Gonna Talk." The song continues:

"I know people gonna talk
The way they do sometimes
But don't let them change your mind."

The album was marketed in the genres of jazz, blues, and "blue-eyed soul." "Blue-eyed soul" is a term used to refer to soul music performed by white artists, and it is sometimes called "white soul." The Righteous Brothers, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, and other musicians have had the term applied to them.
8. "No one's calling you a liar but / There's no smoke without _____." What word is missing from these lyrics?

Answer: fire

"Tell me just what happened
Let me get this down
But I'd better hear the same thing
When I ask around
No one's calling you a liar but
There's no smoke without fire."

The song "No Smoke Without Fire" is the second track on the U.S. release of "People Gonna Talk." "All Music" describes this song as "funky Austin Powers soul" and notes that "Hunter's combo of twin saxes, bass, drums, and his own tasty guitar makes for unique jazz/blues/pop that has its roots in Ray Charles' small combo, King Curtis, and Van Morrison's early-'70s work."
9. Which song on "People Gonna Talk" begins: "They tell me I'm wrong / To want to stand alongside my love"?

Answer: Talking 'Bout My Love

The song "Talking 'Bout My Love" is the thirteenth track on the original U.S. release of "People Gonna Talk." It beings:

"They tell me I'm wrong
To want to stand alongside my love
Whoa I'm talking 'bout my my my love
If only they knew
What I wouldn't do for my love."

"All Music" describes this song as having "jaunty horns" and a "twistable beat" that makes the song appear as if it was "grabbed from, or written for, a '60s beach flick."

James Hunter began his career playing in small clubs in London in the 1990s, including the 100 Club on Oxford Street and the Weavers Pub in North London. He left his label Rounder Records in 2008 and went with Hear Music for his next album, "The Hard Way."
10. Who drew the comical caricatures in the linear notes of the album "People Gonna Talk"?

Answer: James Hunter

In addition to being as singer and guitar player, James Hunter is also a bit of a cartoonist. He drew the caricatures of the band that don the linear notes of the album. The album "People Gonna Talk" peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Blues charts. It was also included in "Mojo" magazine's list of the top ten albums of 2006. Mojo magazine reported, "People Gonna Talk has been universally praised as one of the best blue-eyed soul sets for quite sometime, establishing Hunter as a name to drop in the States."
Source: Author skylarb

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