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Forgotten Treasures

Peter Hunnigale “Untamed Love” (1986, Jamwax)

Soul & Funk

via Jamwax: Peter Hunnigale aka Mr. Honeyvibes was born in South London on December 12th, 1960.

Peter Hunnigale was to develop into one of Britain’s most formidable reggae ‘Lovers Rock’ artist of our time. It was clear at a tender age Peter’s main interest was in music and being born of Jamaican parentage he was exposed and influenced by music of West Indian culture.

Growing up in Britain meant that Peter Hunnigale was also open to other genres of music and with seeing the popular acts of the day perform on television and hearing the songs on the radio Peter knew what he wanted to be. Peter is also a great musician and did live work with reggae legends such as The Chosen Few, The Pioneers, B.B. Seaton, and many others while earning the respect of their peers as a competent bassist and qualified engineer. He won a Best Newcomer award at the Celebrity Awards in 1987, and won Best British Reggae Album at the British Reggae Industry Awards the same year.

“Untamed Love” is a UFO in Peter Hunnigale’s career, recorded at Omega Studio (London) and originally released on the Cosmic label in 1986. Some people have no words to describe it. You can call it Brit Boogie, Rare Funk, Sick Jam, Musical Bomb, or God Jam, whatever! Its typical mid ’80s tune with a rhythmic background sound that is captivating and memorable, thanks to heavyweight synth and awesome vocal. The original 12’’ vinyl record is still very hard to find and expensive nowadays. If you are about to discover this song, make sure you are sit down when you listen to it because this song will blow you down « hey girl i like the way you smile ».

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