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Hard Luck Guy
Eddie Hinton
Hard Luck Guy
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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UK reissue of sadly overlooked masterpiece from the late guitarist/vocalist, widely regarded as perhaps the premier white Southern soul artist. Hinton was an integral part of the Muscle Shoals sound of the late sixties & e...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eddie Hinton
Title: Hard Luck Guy
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capricorn Records
Original Release Date: 2/9/1999
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453865525

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UK reissue of sadly overlooked masterpiece from the late guitarist/vocalist, widely regarded as perhaps the premier white Southern soul artist. Hinton was an integral part of the Muscle Shoals sound of the late sixties & early seventies working alongside the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in addition to writing songs for Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield & Percy Sledge. 13 tracks including a cover of Otis Redding's 'Sad Song'. Guests include Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Johnny Sandlin & Donnie Fritts. For fans of Atlantic Records soul-era classics. 1999 release.

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CD Reviews

Posthumous R&B-Soul-Roots Treasure
09/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since Eddie's death in 1995, I wondered if there was anything "in the can." I even called Rounder/Bullseye, Eddie's label of last release. "Nope, nothing recorded", I was told. Then I heard of this project, finished by a long-time group of friends and musical collaborators after his death. What an inspired work! The tunes were bare demo tracks consisting of mostly guitar and vocals before being finished. This is a collection of unsurpassed southern roots music that sounds like Eddie was involved with every note. Check out Eddie's cover of Otis Redding's Sad Song and the incredibly soulful Lovin' Chain. My friends and neighbors have all been transformed into fans and I just got to testify. This is one great recording. Too bad there's no more to follow. I'm sure it would be worth the price of admission."
Missing Eddie. . .
12/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Hard Luck Guy" is wonderful, as was everything Hinton worked on. His voice, and indeed his place in American music squarely bridging African-American and Southern white country musical traditions, is on view here. This isn't a white guy "singing like Otis Redding" -- this is a musician singing the way he feels, and feeling very similar sentiments to his black friends and colleagues. . .he's the tidewater where swamp rock meets the blues. . .It is distinctly less "polished" than his Capricorn recordings, and consequently much more his, in my opinion. As an aside, I'd highly recommend the Zane CD "Dear Y'all" for anyone interested in Hinton. . .its an import and takes a while to obtain, but it is the best of his releases, IMO"
This beats all other eddie hinton recordings
William Jones | Rockville, MD USA | 09/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"however this recording turned up, it's in a different league than his two recordings for rounder records. only 'very extremely dangerous' can compare. if you're a fan, you will have to hear this. this is not your average classic soul recording...the playing is inspired, the horn charts are beautiful...get it before it disappears"