Paris Pilot – Same (1969)

FrontCover1 Paris Pilot was a project written and produced by Don Nix, who had a long Memphis musical career in a variety of roles, including playing saxophone for the Mar-Keys (notably, on the classic “Last Night”) and producing folks such as Delaney & Bonnie.

Psych-rock combo Paris Pilot formed in Memphis under the name Load of Mischief, bringing together vocalist David Mayo, guitarist Jimmy Tarbutton, bassist Ray Sanders, keyboardist Ken Woodley and drummer Larry Wall. Signing to the Stax label’s HIP subsidiary, the group began work on its debut LP when ex-Mar-Kay Don Nix commandeered the project, signing on as songwriter, producer and engineer and insisting Load of Mischief change its name to Paris Pilot; somewhat amazingly, Nix is the only musician even credited on the resulting album, an eponymously-titled effort issued in 1969. The members of Paris Pilot disassociated themselves from the finished product, sales were dismal, and the group dissolved soon after. (by Jason Ankeny)

And I will bring more records by the grat Don Nix .. he was a fantastic songwriter … we all know his “Going Down” ! …

David Mayo (vocals)
Ray Sanders (bass)
Jimmy Tarbutton (guitar)
Larry Wall (drums)
Ken Woodley (keyboards)

Larry Wall is first member of “Gentrys” (1965~1966)
Jimmy Tarbutton is also member of “Gentrys” (1969~1971)

01. The Beat Goes On (Bono) 5.46
02. Winters Child (NIx/Woodley) 2.58
03. Shades Of Doubt (Preston/Cooper) 2.42
04. Temptations ‘Bout To Get Me (Diggs) 3.04
05. Long Way To Go (NIx) 2.49
06. Overton Park Flip (Nix) 3.49
07. Miss Rita Famous (Nix) 2.46
08. Roses And Rainbows (Hutton/Goldberg) 3.19
09. Don’t Let It (Bramlett/NIx) 3.41