I’m gonna wrap up my R&B run with a cut from a guy with a rather interesting story.
Eddie Hinton was one of the top session musicians working out of Muscle Shoals and Memphis. Per Wikipedia, as a session guitarist, Hinton played on hit records recorded by Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, The Dells, Paul Kelly, Johnny Taylor, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, R.B. Greaves, Boz Scaggs, Evie Sands, Looking Glass, Toots Hibbert and Otis Redding. (He played guitar on the Toots in Memphis cuts I posted yesterday.)
Hinton was also a singer/songwriter who managed to cut a handful of albums. His voice is remarkable. Some of you may remember from my Frankie Miller post a few years back that I have an affinity for white guys who can channel Otis Redding. Well, in that regard, Eddie Hinton makes Frankie Miller sound like Frankie Valli. Check out what I think is his best, “Hard Luck Guy”.
He passed away a couple of decades ago. If you can find his first album, Very Extremely Dangerous, give it a listen.