Wiggins: "The Goldwax Years"
Wiggins was a gifted and emotionally powerful vocalist
who cut a handful of superb Southern soul singles during
the mid-'60s but never scored the hits he genuinely
deserved, though years later he would be lionized as
one of the lost masters of the form by British and Japanese
enthusiasts of deep soul."
"... after several years of gigging he caught the
attention of Quinton Claunch, a songwriter and producer
who ran the soul-dominated Goldwax Records
label. Claunch signed Spencer to a record deal in 1964,
and while his first sides were licensed to the Bandstand
USA label, he was soon releasing product through Goldwax
Hinton: "Letters from Mississippi"
songwriter, and singer Eddie Hinton may be one of the
great, unheralded white blues musicians of all time. Fortunately,
fans can latch onto a few recordings on compact disc.
Hinton died far too young at the age of 51 on July 28,
1995, yet his guitar playing can be heard all over famous
recordings by famous people -- hit records by Aretha Franklin,
Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge,
the Staple Singers, the Dells, Johnny Taylor, Elvis Presley,
Boz Scaggs, Hour Glass, Otis Redding, and even reggae
star Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals."
"Hinton was a session guitarist non-pareil. After
working with Southern bands like the Spooks and the Five
Minutes, he played lead guitar for Muscle Shoals
Sound rhythm section from 1967 to 1971. What
most people didn't know at the time was that Hinton was
also a talented singer, songwriter, arranger and producer
in his own right."