Hard Luck Guy - a retrospective release:

As a producer, writer, guitarist and composer Eddie Hinton made his mark on countless sessions recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals, Fame and Quinvy studios in the southern states of America. Check out the credits on a whole host of albums by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett or The Staple Singers and you will find Eddie named checked somewhere. His premature death aged 51 on July 28th 1995 robbed the music world of its bluest,blue eyed soul boy.

His song writing partnership with Marlin Greene and Donnie Fritts yielded such gems as "Cover Me" for Percy Sledge, and "Breakfast In Bed". The latter, originally recorded by Dusty Springfield became a huge international hit for UB40 and Chrissie Hynde. But,above all else Eddie Hinton was a singer. Blessed with a voice that most white (and not a few black) soul shouters would die for, he was one of the greatest undiscovered vocal talents of of the era.

"Beyond even Joe Cocker, this tortured howl may be the blackest white voice ever committed to tape" Barney Hoskyns- Mojo

Produced by Eddie Hinton and Johnny Sandlin, this is an album of entirely unreleased material, a wonderful blend of southern rock and soul influenced R'n'B delivered in Eddie's wildly exuberant vocal style. Eddie is backed up by The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Horns plus the holy trinity of fellow southern writers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and Donnie Fritts. Together they help make Hard Luck Guy a fitting testament to an unsung hero from the golden age of southern soul.

Hard Luck Guy - Can't Beat the Kid - Here I Am - Sad Song- One Mo' Time - Watch Dog - I Can't Be Me - Lovin' Chain - 300lbs Of Hongry - I Got My Thang Together - Ole' Mr. Wind - Ubangi Stomp - What Would I Do Without You.

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