Johnny Nix

johnny nix

Terrell 6179 – I Got My Brand On You/ Match Box

Another Vicki Williams production which sees Hines with part composition credits and complete publishing.  This record is raw/basic sounding blues, like an even looser Jimmy Reed (if that’s possible).  The lead guitar is underrecorded, making for a very sparse solo section and the whole effort is pretty lo-fi.  Match Box “borrows heavily” from the other blues/rockabilly song of a similar title.  I don’t know much else about Johnny Nix’s career or biography unfortunately other than he was a local Mississippi bluesman.  This is thought to be his only 45 but he was known to have been living in Benoit, MS up until at least 2009.

Updated April 2015:  Johnny Nix currently resides in a nursing home in Cleveland, MS. He is losing his sight but can still talk & sing the songs on this record.


4 thoughts on “Johnny Nix

  1. Merlana says:

    This man live an Greenville and he is a great man and will always be the there anyways i can get his record.if so call me 901/502/3984.thanks

  2. virgea says:

    Hi I’m Johnny nix niece and I been trying to get his record for him matchbox / I got my brand on you so if you could please send me a copy for him (662)3478479

  3. Mary Jo Dreher says:

    Johnny Nix worked for Roy Dreher in Benoit MS for 40 years. Loved Vienna sausage and crackers an Dr. Tichners. To know him was to love him. We called him called him Little Johnny.

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