Sunday, April 12, 2009

Don Nix - In God We Trust (1971)



Happy Easter all. And this year's Easter bunny is Don Nix. And why not?
"In God We Trust" is Don Nix' first solo album. Before this he was already a bit of a legend in his own spare time. He played sax in The Mar-Keys, a famous studio band for the Stax label. He played with The Alabama State Troopers and has been involved with many interesting artists as a producer. And then he made a few albums on his own. Which is something he still does occasionally.
I'm a bit ashamed that, until now, I've almost always dismissed this album as being a lazy and lackluster affair. Cause it's not that at all. Sure, Don sounds lazy. But there's a lot of spirit in this album. Very down home it is too. He's being accompanied here by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (you can write me for their names...). It sometimes has a hippy vibe to it. But it also rocks in its own sweet time. I think you should just give him a try. I thought it was quite inspiring. Oh, it also features Furry Lewis on slide guitar and funny little raps. Just so as you know.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Post, Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Don Nix, and the Alabama State Troopers, fan from back in the early '70s. Still love this roots rock today. THANKS for posting this!

- MoonBear

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Would love to hear any more Don Nix if you have it.

Anonymous said...

Much appreciated, been after digital of my vinyl for years.
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