People Gonna Talk
Label: New Rounder
Deliberately reminiscent of 1960s blue-eyed soul, James Hunter's delightfully anachronistic People Gonna Talk earned a Grammy nomination in 2006. With Stax-sounding horns and vintage guitar tones, this platter might make even the editors of MOJO unsure of its decade of origin. The title track could be an unearthed nugget from the Trojan reggae vaults and "Riot in My Heart" sounds like a young Howard Tate jamming with Georgie Fame and Eddie Hinton.