SIDE A: HEARTLESS BASTARDS - "Got Down Last Saturday Night"
SIDE B: WUSSY - "Breakfast in Bed"
HEARTLESS BASTARDS / WUSSY - Dangerous Highway: A Tribute To The Songs of Eddie Hinton, Vol. 3 (7" Split Single)
Some artists considered geniuses spend a lifetime in the spotlight. Some artists, deemed the same, spend their time in the shadows helping that elusive spotlight shine a little brighter on others. Nothing could be truer to that sentiment than the career of songwriter/singer/guitarist Eddie Hinton. As a key player in the Muscle Shoals Sound, his session work quickly becomes a game of Six Degrees of Eddie Hinton that connects Dusty Springfield to Toots of The Maytals, Herbie Mann to The Staple Singers, Lulu to Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett to UB40 and Aretha Franklin to countless others… And throughout, one constant stands at the center: Eddie Hinton and his uniquely passionate, soulful vision. This series is a humble attempt to shine that same spotlight on Eddie for a well-deserved standing ovation. Everyone on their feet!
Vol. 3 in our series is shared by Wussy and Heartless Bastards. Wussy’s cover of the Dusty Springfield classic (penned with Eddie’s friend and songwriting partner Donnie Fritts) is backed by a much more obscure side from The Coleman-Hinton Project that wasn’t released until years later on a compilation titled Lost & Found. (Released 2012)
"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 world renowned, the other known only to a few friends, neighbors and fans, both riveting artists, both brilliant.” – Jerry Wexler
Volumes in this series include:
- Vol. 1 - GREG DULLI: “Hard Luck Guy” / “Cover Me”
- Vol. 2 - DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: “Where’s Eddie” / “Everybody Needs Love”
- Vol. 3 - HEARTLESS BASTARDS: "Got Down Last Saturday Night" / WUSSY: "Breakfast in Bed"
- Vol. 4 - BUFFALO KILLERS: "Heavy Makes You Happy" / "Still Water Runs Deep"