Pat Hunt came from somewhere on the West Coast – Los Angeles is usually mentioned – and was related to Brenda and Patrice Holloway. Her first 45 for Kent “You Are My First Love” was a bit too poppy for my taste but it did show off her powerful vocals. But her Grand 45 a year later was an altogether different affair. Both the uptempo R & B shuffle “Why Do You Do Me Like You Do” and the deep Good Things Come To Those Who Wait are really first class. Pat now sounds so much more grown up with a fine sense of delay in her phrasing and a lovely rasping tone. The arrangements are beautifully judged.
Her final 45 for Galaxy subsidiary Early Bird was pretty good too. “Super Cool” has its dance fans, and no wonder as it is a rock hard slab of funk, but the relaxed and jazzy “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” gets my vote for her wonderful world weary approach and lower register vocals.
UPDATE ~ Davie Gordon writes with details of another Pat Hunt 45 as part of the duo Pat & Andre (Franklin) on WB. Now added to the discography. I'm grateful to Davie as always.
You are my first love / Good night my love ~ KENT 374 (1962)
Why do you do me like you do / Good things come to those who wait ~ GRAND 161 (1963)
Super cool / Everybody’s somebody’s fool ~ EARLY BIRD 9664 (1968)
as PAT & ANDRE
Let me go / You're breaking my heart ~ WARNER BROS 5824 (1966)
Note ~ “Super Cool” can be found on the Kent UK CD “Moaning Groaning Crying”, and "You Are My First Love" appears on the Kent CDKEND 119 CD "Serious Shades Of Soul" (latter info courtesy of Pete Nickols).