Harold Beane

Harold Beane

Birth
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Feb 2020 (aged 73–74)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 206747457 · View Source
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Musician. He was a guitarist who helped define the early records of Isaac Hayes, later went on to play with Funkadelic, and worked with everyone from Little Richard to Rufus Thomas. Beane attended Hamilton High School and was influenced by his neighbor, Larry Lee, later a sideman for Jimi Hendrix and Al Green. In the mid-'60s, Beane worked in Stax’s Satellite Records shop and eventually got his break working with one of the label’s stars, William Bell. Beane toured with Bell and also co-wrote his 1968 track 'Get It While It’s Hot.' He also contributed to recordings by other Stax artists, including Thomas and David Porter. In 1969, Beane recorded the iconic fuzz-drenched solo on Hayes’ revolutionary R&B rendition of 'Walk on By.' After playing in Hayes’ touring band for a time, Beane was recruited into the George Clinton-led outfit Funkadelic. Beane played on the group’s 1972 album, 'America Eats Its Young,' co-writing the song 'Loose Booty.' He continued his association with the Funkadelic collective for several years while living in Detroit. Beane eventually left music and began a long career working for IBM. In 2011, he returned to Memphis and started playing music again, often on Beale Street with blues band Elmo and The Shades.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 2 Feb 2020
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