Throwback: Geraldine Hunt-Can’t Fake The Feeling

Geraldine Hunt was born in St.Louis, Missouri and when she was about seven years old her family moved to Chicago. She attended Hyde Park Park high school where her passion for music became evident and she developed a friendship with her classmate Minnie Riperton. “I Let Myself Go” would be her first recording in the ’60’s. Her family later moved to Canada and she started her own label and had two small hits there. In 1979 she produced her 14-year old son Freddie James’s disco single “Get Up And Boogie.” The 1980 release of “Can’t Fake The Feeling” would be the height of her recording career and two million copies of the song sold worldwide. Radio and clubland embraced the song and the success of it propelled her first album. She continued to record and had another achievement by writing and producing the song “Murphy’s Law” in 1982 for her daughter’s group Cheri. Hunt has 20 singles and four albums to her credit releasing her last single “Deep Deep In The Night” in 1998 and Sultry Jazzy and Sexy in 1999.