Hard Luck Guy - a retrospective
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.