Friday, July 8, 2016

Tony Joe White - Tony Joe (1970 us, great swamp rock melted with blues and country, 2013 Japan remaster)

A true icon of swamp rock, Tony Joe White parlayed his songwriting talent and idiosyncratic vocals into a modestly successful country and rock career in Europe as well as America. Born July 23, 1943, in Goodwill, Louisiana, White was born into a part-Cherokee family. He began working clubs in Texas during the mid-'60s and moved to Nashville by 1968. White's 1969 debut album for Monument, Black and White, featured his Top Ten pop hit "Polk Salad Annie" and another charting single, "Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Moccasin)." That same year, Dusty Springfield reached the charts with White's "Willie and Laura Mae Jones.

Brook Benton recorded a version of White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" that hit number four early in 1970; the song has since become a near-standard with more than 100 credits. White's own "Groupie Girl" began his European success with a short stay on the British charts in 1970.
by John Bush
1. Stud Spider - 5:37
2. High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish - 3:51
3. Widow Wimberly - 3:42
4. Groupie Girl - 3:04
5. Conjure Woman - 3:57
6. Save Your Sugar For Me - 2:21
7. Hard To Handle (Otis Redding, Alvertis Isbell, Allen Jones) - 2:53
8. What Does It Take (Vernon Bullock, Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua) - 3:40
9. My Friend (Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham) - 3:12
10.Stockholm Blues - 3:28
11.Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker) - 7:52
12.I Protest (Wayne Carson) - 3:10
13.Man Can Only Stand Just So Much Pain (Mickey Newbury) - 2:31
Songs written by Tony Joe White except where stated
Bonus Tracks 4, 12 and 13

*Tony Joe White - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Whomper Stomper Box
*Norbert Putnam - Bass
*Mike Utley - Organ, Piano
*Jerry Carrigan - Drums
*Tommy McClure - Bass
*David Briggs - Organ, Piano
*Sammy Creason - Drums
*The Nashville Horns And Strings Arranged by Bergen White

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