By Don Nix
Don Nix is a Memphis tune legend who performed sax in a Sixties instrumental band, the Mar-Keys, that scored one in all Stax documents first most sensible 10 hits. He went directly to develop into a prolific songwriter and checklist manufacturer. His tune, "Going Down," has been recorded through Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Deep red, The Who and lots of others.
When Don Nix started his occupation, he used to be nonetheless in highschool. through the years the Mar-Keys developed into Booker T. and the MGs. As a manufacturer and musician Nix labored with Freddie King, hairy Lewis, Lonnie Mack, Albert King, Delaney and Bonnie, the Staple Singers, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and so on. He was once requested by way of Beatle George Harrison to prepare the 1971 Bangladesh live performance at Madison sq. backyard. Nix's tales of dwelling at George Harrison's mansion in England make for specially sturdy reading.
In 1971 Nix prepared a traveling band named the Alabama kingdom Troupers, that includes Wayne Perkins, Clayton Ivey, Fred Prouty, bluesman hairy Lewis, singer Jeanie eco-friendly and the Mount Zion Band and Choir. Their track used to be a super mixture of Southern rock and roll, blues and gospel.
This memoir comprises dozens of images taken through Nix of the mythical musicians with whom he labored.
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Memphis Man: Living High, Laying Low by Don Nix