Joe Hinton (November 15, 1929 – August 13, 1968) was an American rhythm & blues and soul singer. Hinton was born in Evansville, Indiana. He 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 record label, Peacock Records, in 1958. It was not 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.