Musical palate cleanser, all I have is a nickel and a nail edition

Bobby Womack’s passing led me to an R&B binge this weekend and I would be remiss if I didn’t share one of the all-time greatest songs, O.V. Wright’s “A Nickel And A Nail”.

Unbelievable vocals and Willie Mitchell’s production, with the Hi Records Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns thrown in – what more do you need?



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4 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, all I have is a nickel and a nail edition

  1. Tronan

    Good song, but I prefer Wright’s “Ace of Spades”.


  2. LRGK9

    Johnny Jenkins – My Love Will Never Die

    Jenkins, born in Macon, Georgia in 1939, grew up in a rural area called Swift Creek. Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden first heard Jenkins on a local radio talent show in 1959. Walden began to book Jenkins’ band, the Pinetoppers, which included Otis Redding on lead vocals.

    ‘Ton Ton Macoute’ began as a Duane Allman solo LP and features his deft touch playing throughout. In 1962 Redding cut his first hit single (These Arms of Mine) using spare studio time during a Pinetoppers session at Stax Records. Jenkins’ left handed guitar playing and stage style also had an influence on a young Jimi Hendrix (see Johnny’s picture above.)

    Johnny Jenkins Guitar,Harmonica, Vocals, Foot Stomping
    Duane Allman Dobro,Guitar,Guitar(Rhythm),Producer,Slide Guitar
    Paul Hornsby Guitar,Piano,Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond,Wurlitzer
    Barry Oakley Bass
    Jaimoe Percussion,Timbales
    Butch Trucks Drums
    Johnny Sandlin Drums,Producer,Engineer
    Tippy Armstrong Percussion,Cabasa Ella Brown Vocals,Vocals
    Pete Carr Guitar(Acoustic) Eddie Hinton Percussion,Cowbell
    Jim Nalls Guitar Robert Popwell Bass,Timbales
    Southern Comfort Vocals, Johnny Wyker Percussion


  3. Reservoir Dawg

    Teenie Hodges’ guitar playing makes my big toe shoot straight up in my boot. Um, um, um!