“With a deep, come-hither voice” (Mother Jones) and an “ability to turn that throbbing, thumping uh-uhh hazy guitar beat” the “King of Swamp Rock” Tony Joe White will release his 19th studio album, Rain Crow.Recorded at his own studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes and a “bad wind” could drive a man to edge of insanity.The nine-song set features new compositions White wrote over the past three years, including co-writes with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton on “The Middle of Nowhere.” Known for popularizing swamp music, White has written gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia,” and has had his songs performed by Elvis, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.
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Digitally remastered four CD set containing all three of White’s Monument Records albums in their entirety plus a slew of unreleased tracks, including ten 1969 Paris sessions and seven live performances from the Isle Of Wight. Recorded with such Muscle Shoals musicians as David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, and Jerry Carrigan, White’s first album, 1969’s Black […]
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JJ Cale’s back-porch rocker may have stilled, but there’s some solace in Hoodoo, which may be Tony Joe White’s best album. It’s a record full of laidback, shuffling blues and murmured intimacies, with the enigmatic “Holed Up” hitting a Cale-like hypnotic groove.” Elsewhere are reminiscences of his childhood as a poor cotton-farmer’s kid (“9 Foot […]
Tony Joe White (born July 23, 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hit “Polk Salad Annie”; “Rainy Night in Georgia”, which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970; and “Steamy Windows”, a hit for Tina Turner in 1989. “Polk […]