Ernie Hines

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Ernie Hines is an American Soul musician. Hines was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He started his musical career singing in several gospel groups, and playing guitar behind Slim Harpo, L. C. Cooke, Johnnie Taylor, Joe Valentine, Clyde McPhatter, Lowell Fulsom and Margie Hendricks.[1]
As a solo vocalist, he first recorded on Chicago based label USA Records, for which he cut two singles in 1967 and 1968. In 1970, he was signed to Stax Records. His first single on the Stax label was his own composition "Help Me Put out the Flame", featuring Hines on guitar as well as lead vocals. Subsequent records were released on the Stax subsidiary We Produce: two singles, "Electrified Love" and "Our Generation", in 1971, and in 1972, the album "Electrified". The Electrified album has received cult following since the 1990s, and in 2010, it was made available again in CD format by the UK re-release company, Ace Records, on its BGP (Beat Goes Public) label. The AllMusic review of Electrified states: the mid-'90s collectors were abuzz looking for this lost LP. With back-catalog reissues still reaping beaucoup dollars for the music industry and with the help of further promotion from John Legend and the Roots covering "Our Generation" in 2010, the perfect storm was created to take another look [2]

The song "Our Generation" has been covered by John Legend and the Roots in 2010, and has been remixed by DJ Nu-Mark and released in 2013 as by DJ Nu-Mark featuring Ernie Hines.


  • Electrified (We Produce, 1972)
  • There Is A Way (Baby Blue, 2004)
  • "Thank You Baby (For A Love Beyond Compare)" / "We're Gonna Party" (USA, 1967)
  • "Sincerely Mine" / "Rain Rain Rain" (USA, 1968)
  • "Help Me Put Out The Flame (In My Heart)" / "A Better World (For Everyone)" (Stax, 1970)
  • "Electrified Love" / "Come On Y'all" (We Produce, 1971)
  • "Our Generation" / "What Would I Do" (We Produce, 1971)
  • "My Baby Wears the Lovin’ Crown / Can You Put It to Music?" (Baby Blue, 2002)
  • "Everlasting Love (The Wedding Song)" (Baby Blue, 2011)
  • "My Generation (re-edit) / My Generation (Cali mix) (credited to: DJ Nu-Mark Featuring Ernie Hines, Hot Plate, 2013)


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