The latest release in Ace’s series on iconic record producers offers a third selection from the back catalogue of JACK NITZSCHE. Nitzsche, who died in 2000, cut his musical teeth working with Phil Spector. Amongst his many Spector-associated achievements was orchestrating ‘River Deep Mountain High’. Nitzsche then went on to work with numerous top artists, amongst them The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Neil Young.
Amongst the soul tracks on this new Nitzsche retrospective are Darlene Love’s ‘A Long Way To Be Happy’, The Crystals’ ‘Little Boy’ and The Ronettes’ ‘Is This What I Get For Loving You’. There’s also a great slice of blue-eyed soul from the Righteous Brothers (‘I Still Love You’) and plenty of classic, quality US pop from artists like The Everly Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, Lou Christie and Mink Deville. You also get a trio of outings from the maverick Nitzsche himself – ‘Poor White Hound Dog’ , ‘Lower California’ and ‘Night Walker’ which gives the album its title.