Fellow Dell rat Jerre wrote in and named "Human" by Tommy Hunt as his number one Dell record. Jerre, I hear ya, pal! If you've been following my countdown of the 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell, you've noticed that "Human" has not yet appeared. That's because it's waaay up there on my list, too. Be patient a while longer and you'll see where it falls on my personal survey!
"Human" by Tommy Hunt (September 1961)
Much like "Close Your Eyes" by the Five Keys, "Human" was a record of impressive longevity on the Dell’s dance hall jukebox. The song had already enjoyed a run of more than four years and was still going strong by the time I began frequenting the venue. Tommy Hunt’s sincere, passionate vocal styling joined forces with the song’s powerful religious overtones to stir emotions at the Dell time and time again!
Stateside, Tommy Hunt never got the recognition he deserved, but he got his props and developed an avid cult following among northern soul enthusiasts in the UK.
Tommy’s hit recording of "Human" was an irresistible slow dance opportunity at the Dell. Misty-eyed couples swayed in silent reverence whenever solid sender Tommy Hunt filled the night air with his spine-tingling vocals!
Tommy Hunt's immortal classic "Human"...truly one of the all time greatest hits of the Shady Dell!
Have a Shady day!