Joe Hinton’s recording of Funny How Time Slips Away, which sounds older but dates from 1964, really is a classic rhythm and blues recording. There have been many cover versions. The song was one of the first successful compositions by songwriter Willie Nelson. Joe Hinton was born on November 15, 1929 and died on August 13, 1968. Funny spent a month at number one on Cashbox’s R&B Chart in 1964 and sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The recording was first issued in the UK on Decca’s Vocalion subsidiary, V-P 9224. Hinton died of skin cancer aged just 38 and, like Otis Redding, at the peak of his career. The track was issued on Sue ILP 976, The Duke and The Peacock.
US Pop No. 13, R&B No. 1, 1964.
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Updated 19 October 2016