1970 Nolan Porter – No Apologies

No Apologies is the first album by Nolan Porter, released in 1970.

Nolan Frederick Porter (born May 10, 1949 in Los Angeles) is an American R&B singer and songwriter who recorded two albums and six singles in the early 1970s. His best known song is “Keep On Keeping On”, a northern soul track popularized in 1978 by the Manchester and Salford band Joy Division when they used the guitar riff from Porter’s song for their “Interzone”


1  Iron Out The Rough Spots (Booker T Jones; David Porter; Steve Cropper) 04:59
2  Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield (Randy Newman) 02:58
3  What Would You Do If I Did That To You (Leno Francen; Nolan Porter) 03:04
4  Gwendolyn (Leno Francen) 05:06
5  The Fifth One (David Blue) 03:10
6  Travelin’ Song (Nolan Porter) 04:45
7  Somebody’s Gone (Bill Payne; Lowell George) 02:10
8  Don’t Make Me Color My Black Face Blue (Nolan Porter) 03:18
9  Fe Fi Fo Fum (Nolan Porter) 02:37
10  Somebody’s Cryin’ (Nolan Porter) 05:00



BassRoy Estrada
DrumsRichie Hayward
DrumsJimmy Carl Black
GuitarLowell George
HornsTony Elisalda
KeyboardsGabriel Mekler
OrganBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
PercussionTony Elisalda
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsVenetta Fields
VocalsNolan Porter

Other Musicians

10 Somebody’s Cryin’

BassWilliam Allen
DrumsSandy Konikoff
GuitarDavid T Walker
KeyboardsClarence McDonald

Liner Notes

Producer – Gabriel Mekler

Photography By, Design – Kira Godbe, Tom Gundelfinger

Recorded At Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At The Troubadour
Distributed By Ampex Records