Joe Hinton (November 15, 1929, Evansville, Indiana - August 13, 1968, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American soul singer. Hinton began as a gospel singer with the Chosen Gospel Quartet and the Spirit of Memphis Quartet. Producer Don Robey asked the singer to try doing secular tunes, and Hinton began recording for Robey's label, Peacock Records, in 1958. It wasn't until 1963, with his fifth single on the label, that he managed to chart with "You Know It Ain't Right"; the next single, "Better to Give Than to Receive", also hit the lower regions of the charts. His biggest hit was 1964's "Funny (How Time Slips Away)", written by Willie Nelson; the tune peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.Cashbox magazine listed "Funny" as #1 for four weeks on their R&B chart. "I Want a Little Girl", the next single, also charted, but it was his last hit. Hinton died of skin cancer in 1968 while still in the prime of his recording career.