Wow, what a time period!! As I am in a “winter of personal decluttering” and purging paper, vinyl and other “stuff” not essential for the duration, ahead of spring, I find that Father Time is people-paralleling me.
Every time I look up a long favorite recording artist these days, I “Google” them and see news of their recent death! OMGosh! WTF? It began with Irene Cara this past December. I look in my mirror after a hot shower, feeling strongly renewed and yet the treadmill churns towards all of our eventual oblivion, which is mortality I feel for the first times in my history. Yet, my secret, which The Creator advises me not to write about here, keeps me younger than the chronological.
Writing all of this to shake my head that when I decided to rehab my cherished 12″ single of “Can’t Fake The Feeling” by Geraldine Hunt’s jacket and decided to see what she is up to these days, I learned that she too is a recent Reaper musical loss. https://www.soultracks.com/story-geraldine-hunt-dies
“Can’t Fake The Feeling” is one of my Hall of Fame party music classics from the 1980s where I cut many eye teeth using it as a floor filler on gig nights. She followed it up with “Heart Heart”, a slightly less bumping similar track that was definitely not wack.
Both were culled from the 1980 Prism Records album, “No Way” [PLP 1006]; Prism was basically a metro New York City presence, but the promo reps were super cool to DJs like me back then and I give them major props! Geraldine was streetwise attitude with class like all my similar sistahs from other mistahs of that ilk, and that is one reason I miss and love her.