Tuesday 19 August 2014

Hard Luck Guy

Eddie Hinton was partly responsible for the sound of some of the best tunes of the late 60s and early 70s, although very few will recognise the name but as a session musician and member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section he worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Toots and The Maytals to name but three. He was also an artist in his own right, releasing four albums before his untimely death, as is often the way in the music business,  at the age of 51 in 1995. His best known song is probably Breakfast In Bed first recorded by Dusty on Dusty In Memphis but covered by quite a few other artists and Nicole Sherzinger!

In 1999 Shake It Records in Cincinnati released a series of 7" singles of cover versions of Hinton's songs by people who he had influenced entitled "Dangerous Highway"Today's track comes from Volume 1. Greg Dulli always good with a cover version, gives it his all on this track.

"A scene that always sticks in my mind is Dylan on the back porch of Muscle Shoals studio, trading licks on acoustic guitar with Eddie Hinton. They buddied up and for a while were inseparable. How strange and wonderful to remember Bob Dylan and Eddie Hinton as soul brothers - two poets, one renowned, the other known only to a few friends, neighbours and fans, both riveting artists, both brilliant." - Jerry Wexlar


Greg Dulli - Hard Luck Guy


Charity Chic said...

Cheers Drew - I am an Eddie Hinton fan,First heard him on Kershaw
I have Hard Luck Guy - the compilation
Have featured it before and thinking of giving it an airing on Southern Soul Sunday

Scott said...

Great quote from Jerry Wexler, you can just visualise the two greats playing together on the porch. Nice cover from Greg Dulli.

drew said...

CC - any danger of a copy? I can't afford the 33 quid on Amazon?