Geraldine Hunt, an American R&B singer, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022. She had many songs in the early 1980s, including “Can’t Fake the Feeling,” which lasted seven weeks at the top of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
With a sorrowful heart, I must announce the sudden departure of my mother, Geraldine Hunt, said Freddie James in a Facebook post. The exact cause of her death isn’t made revealed by the officials.
Everyone is heartbroken by her departure; people pay respect to her on social media and give their condolences to her family during their difficult time of mourning.
On February 10, 1945, Geraldine Hunt was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Rosalind Hunt of the musical ensemble Cheri, singer Freddie James, and Jeanne are three of Hunt’s children.
Frank Milligan and Rosie Lee Vickers are Hunt’s parents. Her grandmother Louella Reed sang on the Chitlin Circuit, and her father was a one-person band. Her family moved to Chicago in 1947. The South Side of Chicago is where Hunt developed her musical talent.
Geraldine remembers how challenging it was to live in that area of Chicago. We were below the middle class; on the weekends, we had to sleep on the floor; gangs were shooting into the home; I had once been beaten up at gunpoint; it was awful.
She grew up in desolate circumstances, yet there were also some good things. Her time at Hyde Park High School is a significant period in her life. Minnie Riperton, a late American soul singer-songwriter, was her classmate and best friend in school.
Hunt started her music career as a teenager in 1962 with several singles. In 1970, a duet with Charlie Hodges called “You & I” peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard R&B chart, and in 1972, Hunt’s version of “Baby I Need Your Loving” charted at No. 47.