This is the first of an occasional and, if I’m being totally honest, not entirely unforeseen strand of posts that will probably pepper this blog.
Cards on the table. When a record collector and music nerd such as myself embarks on a project that involves buying lots of vinyl with the intention of heartlessly passing it on at a profit there is obviously a dangerously good chance that some of the items purchased will end up being hoovered up my ears.
This Don Nix LP was among 21 records I picked up at a car boot sale last Sunday with the intention of shifting via Frankie Goes To eBay. I’m ashamed to say that Don Nix was previously unknown to me, so I can’t claim any special ‘Spotting’ prizes here, but I was nevertheless drawn to the beautiful, matt, full-colour gatefold sleeve and the fact that it was an American pressing on the Elektra label from the early 1970s. I decided to take a punt on it and, of course, couldn’t help playing it when I got home, at which point I immediately fell in love with it.
It’s a belting, beautiful record, full of Southern stompers and Country Soul. I’m mad at myself for not knowing about this bloke before, and it’s exactly the kind of which I would have happily bought on vinyl re-issue from a label such as Light In The Attic.
This record is NOT going to eBay. It’s mine. You have a listen if you want. Here’s the Spotify link
Incidentally, the face on the cover of the LP shown above is embossed felt. They don’t make ’em like they used to.