One of those songs that everybody seems to like, no matter what musical preferences they may usually have.
Nolan Porter was born and bred in Los Angeles but soon left the City of Angels to explore the world on his own. His first released recording came out in 1971 on a ABC LP called just Nolan, which was the name that he recorded under for the first part of his career. He also recorded for the Lizard label under the supervision of Gabriel Mekler (the producer and co-writer on this record) and released the northern soul favourite "Keep On Keeping On" under the name of N.F. Porter. Not an soul artist as such, Porter has always presented himself as a versatile type of artist and his albums contains several different musical styles with both soul, rock and world music being thrown in the mix. Nolan Porter released one more LP in 1972, this time on Lizard records, and also worked extensively for other artists as a writer. However this 1972 single-only track on ABC records is, for me, his finest hour. Enjoy!
"If I Could Only Be Sure"