Monday, February 21, 2011

From Eddie With Love

Gotta put on your go-go boots for this one. The still mighty Drive-By Truckers expertly cover nearly forgotten white soul singer and guitarist Eddie Hinton's Everybody Needs Love on their brand new album, and I bet you're just dying to know what the original sounds like. "There are moon beams we can dream on, when our working day is done; there are stars we can wish upon, at the setting of the sun; there are sunsets we can cry over, put our troubles on the run..."

Eddie Hinton - Everybody Needs Love MP3
Drive-By Truckers - Everybody Needs Love MP3

The Truckers have been healthily obsessed with Hinton right from the start. On their '98 debut Gangstabilly, final song Sandwiches For The Road was based on his life. "Nothing can hurt you but yourself..."

Drive-By Truckers - Sandwiches For The Road MP3

Eddie wasn't just anybody. He played in the legendary Muscle Shoals studio band from '67 to '71, on hits from Elvis to Otis and from Aretha to the Box Tops. Wrote Breakfast In Bed, too. Ended up on skid row later on, but fought his way back and released plenty more soulful music before his untimely death by heart attack in 1995. Here's a brief showcase.

Eddie Hinton - Get Off In It MP3
Eddie Hinton - I Can't Be Me MP3
Eddie Hinton - I Love Someone MP3
Eddie Hinton - Build Your Own Fire MP3


Ernie Goggins said...

Excellent selection as always - thanks.

Ramone666 said...

Glad you liked it.

Unknown said...

Drive by Truckers, is there anything they don't do well? Great stuff once again, thanks.