Welcome To Greenville and Beyond
September 2019: Through information provided by one of his daughters & grandson, I can now confirm that the man born as John Williams, the main subject of this site is now deceased. As such, I will still be adding records to the discography from time to time (I have some waiting to go up at the moment) but will not be actively tracking Mr. Williams/Hines anymore.
Greenville and Beyond is a web project designed to present research on the music which came out of Greenville Mississippi from the early 1960s on and is linked through the involvement of Henry Reginald Hines and Lynn’s Productions. Ultimately I hope to incorporate a complete discography of vinyl record releases, label shots and short sound clips to document this prolific family of record releases.
The sheer quantity of releases and labels is one reason to delve into this research. Another is the relationships linking New Orleans, Greenville, Atlanta, Albuquerque and Chicago which led to a number of cross-releases by artists from different regions. There are also a number of Hines related songs/productions which appear on otherwise unrelated labels. I also think a lot of the records are very good examples of mid 1960s R&B related music. Finally, the discography seems to be a relatively uncharted, tangled mess which would be a good challenge to unravel and track. This is made all the more mysterious by the total disappearance of all the main people involved in these operations.
If you can help me to add release info, label scans, sound clips or know the whereabouts of any of the people who were involved in producing these records please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have info to add or correct.