Memphis native Don Nix
is a key figure in several genres of
Southern Rock, Soul, and Blues and was
instrumental in the creation of the
trademark "Memphis Sound."
was baritone saxophonist and founding member
of The Mar-Keys, along with Steve Cropper
and Duck Dunn (later members of Booker T. &
The MGs) and Wayne Jackson (The Memphis
Horns). The band recorded Last Night,
a million-selling instrumental that launched
the fledgling Stax label in 1961.
Donís credits as writer, arranger, musician,
and producer include Delaney & Bonnie,
Albert King, George Harrison, Freddie King,
J.J. Cale, Lonnie Mack, Furry Lewis,
The Staple Singers,
Eric Clapton, and John Mayall.
Many of Don's Southern-Fried songs have
become blues-rock classics. His blues
standard Going Down has been recorded
by Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker,
Pearl Jam, and Mick Jagger
Don has recorded as a solo artist for Stax,
Elektra, and Leon Russell's Shelter label.
I Donít Want No Trouble is Donís 10th
and latest album (recorded in 2007 at Ardent
Studios in Memphis).
Don and Terry Wall produced the album. Don
wrote all tracks, some in tandem with Wall,
Gary Nicholson, Carson Whitsett, Ken Smith,
Gary Talley, and Artie Wilson.