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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shady Del Knight Presents: On the Record! A Prayer Within a Song - "Human" by Tommy Hunt

As I announced in an earlier post, On the Record is a new feature that will shine the spotlight on some of the finest recordings of the boomer era, particularly those that scored big in the Central PA region. Naturally, those fabulous Dell songs will take center stage.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for updating everyone on Tommy Hunt and posting the song Human. Number 1 Dell song for me. #2 I will go along with Close Your Eyes. Number 3 thru ? is any Jive Five song. Then comes (Believe it or not?)Time Is On My Side by the Stones. Going to see Bupp and King at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg 11/29/2008 for a Mag Men show. Again your buddy Jerre. Keep up the great work. Love this site. If I had the money I would buy the Dell (It is for sale) and re-open even if I had only a few customers at quarter a head.

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