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Tony Joe White - Rain Crow (2016)

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Tony Joe White - Rain Crow (2016)

Tony Joe White - Rain Crow (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:44:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues / Electric Blues / Folk Rock / Blues Rock
Yep Roc Records / Swamp Records #YEP-2450

Tony Joe White is a genre unto himself. Sure, there are other artists who can approximate White's rich gumbo of blues, rock, country, and bayou atmosphere, but almost 50 years after "Polk Salad Annie" made his name, you can still tell one of his records from its first few moments. 2016's Rain Crow confirms White hasn't lost his step in the recording studio. Produced by his son Jody White, Rain Crow is lean, dark, and tough; the bass and drums (Steve Forrest and Bryan Owings) are implacable and just a bit ominous, like the sound of horses galloping in the distance, while the flinty report of White's guitar sketches out the framework of the melodies and lets the listener's imagination do the rest.

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (1999)

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Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (1999)

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 211 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Country, Blue-Eyed Soul | Movie Play Gold #MPG 74021

Album originally released under the title "Black And White" (1969). Black and White was the first album released by Tony Joe White. It contained the single "Polk Salad Annie" which was a staple of Elvis Presley's live sets in the 1970s. It was recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville and produced by Billy Swan. "Polk Salad Annie"'s lyrics describe the lifestyle of a generic Southern girl. Traditionally, the term to describe the type of food highlighted in the song is "poke salad." Its 1968 single release peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song vividly recreates the Southern roots of White's childhood and his music reflects this earthy rural background. As a child he listened not only to local bluesmen and countrysingers but also to the Cajun music of Louisiana, that rare hybrid of traditional musical styles introduced by French settlers at the turn of the century.

Tony Joe White - Smoke From The Chimney (2021)

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Tony Joe White - Smoke From The Chimney (2021)

Tony Joe White - Smoke From The Chimney (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Rock / Blues Rock / Country Rock / Louisiana Blues
Easy Eye Sound #EES-016

Tony Joe White’s posthumous album, Smoke from the Chimney, brings to life previously unknown home recordings by the legendary songwriter and musician. A pioneer of the Louisiana swamp rock sound, White’s eclectic legacy has persevered through decades of influence, covers and popular culture. Starting with the album’s genesis as an unforeseen trove of demos to the hands of producer Dan Auerbach and legendary session musicians, Smoke from the Chimney captures Tony Joe White’s signature style in its purest form and serves as a living testimony to one of the most gifted lyricists and storytellers music has ever known.

Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)

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Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)

Tony Joe White - Hard To Handle (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues-Rock, Soul | Label: Fruit Tree | # FT 836 | Time: 00:32:58

Tony Joe White's Hard to Handle album is built around a concert recording made in 1969 or 1970. It features White swaggering through a clutch of tough-as-rock blues and soul covers like Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go," Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" and Jimmy Reed's "You Got Me Runnin'," as well as some originals. "I Want You" is a sludgy, nasty groover that has some truly scuzzy guitar solos and sounds like it could have come off a Jon Spencer Blues Explosion record, one of White's trademark swampy story songs "Roosevelt & Ira Lee (Night of the Moccasin)," and "When You Touch Me," a slight and uninteresting jam. Too bad the whole concert sounds like it was recorded through a wall of steel wool. The vocals are muffled at times; the sound cuts in and out and generally sounds no better than a hastily made bootleg. A couple of the songs ("I Want You" in particular) show White to be a dynamic performer with a lot more guts than one might imagine.

Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb
Label: Mercury Records | # 558 894-2 | Time: 01:05:05 | Scans ~ 175 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Rock, Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock

Tony Joe's first U.S. release since 1983 finds the swamp-rocker in rare form. Produced by Roger Davies – Tina Turner's manager/producer, and the one responsible for her '80s breakthrough – this is the most cohesive album he's made since his early Monument LPs with Billy Swan. Tony Joe is kept tightly focused with a small combo (Hammond organ, bass, drums), and the rest of the space in the mix is occupied by the star's funky guitar, harmonica, and breathy vocals, recorded so close he sounds like he's two inches from the listener's face. It also helps that Tony Joe's songwriting skills have only sharpened over the years; the disc is simply loaded with great songs, including "Crack the Window Baby," "Gumbo John," "I Want My Fleetwood Back," and the moody "Cold Fingers," "I Believe I've Lost My Way," and "Across From Midnight." One of his very best, and as highly recommended as they come.

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996

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Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996

Tony Joe White - Black And White (1969) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46364-2 | Time: 00:41:48
Singer/Songwriter, Country Pop, Pop-Soul, Swamp Rock

When "Polk Salad Annie" blared from transistor radio speakers in the summer of 1969, the first thought was of Creedence Clearwater Revival, for Tony Joe White's swamp rock bore more than a passing resemblance to the sound John Fogerty whipped up on Bayou Country and Green River. But White was the real thing – he really was from the bayou country of Louisiana, while Fogerty's bayou country was conjured up in Berkeley, CA. Plus, White had a mellow baritone voice that sounded like it had been dredged up from the bottom of the Delta. Besides "Annie," side one of this album includes several other White originals. The best of these are "Willie and Laura Mae Jones," a song about race relations with an arrangement similar to "Ballad of Billie Joe," and "Soul Francisco," a short piece of funky fluff that had been a big hit in Europe in 1968. "Aspen, Colorado" presages the later "Rainy Night in Georgia," a White composition popularized by Brook Benton. The second side consists of covers of contemporary hits, with the funky "Who's Making Love" and "Scratch My Back" faring better than the slow stuff.

Tony Joe White - The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (2015)

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Tony Joe White - The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (2015)

Tony Joe White - The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (2015)
Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Soul | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 02:24:04 | 782 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Real Gone Music | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2015

When the definitive swamp rocker Tony Joe White signed with Warner Bros. in 1971, it sure seemed like a good idea – while White seemed like an anomaly at Nashville's Monument Records, WB was a label with a reputation for nurturing creative mavericks with a taste for stylistic crossbreeding, and with his soulful, organic fusion of rock, blues, and country sounds, White was as individual as they came in the late '60s and early '70s.

Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)

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Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)

Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)
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Label: Remark Records | # 527 530-2 | Time: 01:05:02
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Rock

Tony Joe White's albums from the 1990's are all more stripped down and blues-oriented than his more well-known material from his "Polk Salad Annie"/"Rainy Night In Georgia" heyday. But although blues has been his main idiom for the past decade or so, "Lake Placid Blues" is mainly distinguished by two of the finest rockers of White's career, the title track and "The Beach Life". This set also includes "Let The Healing Begin", which had been covered to fine effect by Joe Cocker, but I like Cocker's version much better. Other highlights include "Louisiana Rain", "Down Again", and "The Guitar Don't Lie". Another fine set by a woefully underappreciated talent.

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)

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Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)

Tony Joe White - Closer To The Truth (1991)
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Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Rock, Blues | Label: Remark | # 511 386-2 | Time: 00:57:59

You'll recognise the wonderful Steamy Windows (covered by good friend Tina Turner with TJW backing her) but the awesome opening track Tunica Motel which tells of Tony Joe's return to his blues roots sets the stage for the whole album. Tunica Motel has it all - strong hooks and TJW's strong songwriting which starts as a song about getting away from it all, and becomes, gradually, a gut-spilling account. "I'm so tired of fighting with myself…" confesses TJW. Later, when he's contemplating his musical direction, he "sees the ghost of Robert Johnson" and for me the line brings an involunatary tingle down my spine every time I hear it, which is often. Tony Joe is Back! In this album he reintroduces us to his warm Stratocaster blues in gorgeous tracks: Ain't Going Down This Time and You're Gonna Look in Blues. In some ways these marked a new sound that he'd develop on subsequent albums - moving us closer to his use of Spanish guitar.

Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7707243-2 | Time: 00:53:28 | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Rock

Tony Joe White says he always saw the friends he invited to play on this album–Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, Michael McDonald, and the late Waylon Jennings–as "keepers of the fire." They're also premier custodians of loneliness and despair, the two emotions that lie at the heart of this hypnotic submersion into country/swamp blues. From the kickoff track, "Run for Cover," with Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, these meditations on mourning–lost lovers, spiritual struggles, anxiety that knows no name and no bottom–grab the listener fast and pull him down into swirling dark waters.

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD301 | Time: 00:49:43
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Country Blues, Outlaw Country

Tony Joe White, aka the Swamp Fox, has been on a roll these past few years, issuing album after self-released album of quality original material full of deep, dark, blues-flavored Florida vintage roots music.Heroines is no exception, but it is a record with a twist. First, it's on the Sanctuary label. Secondly, five of the record's 12 tracks are recorded with female vocalists in duet. They include the great Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White. The set opens with "Gabriella," a brief, jazzy flamenco-kissed instrumental, played on a pair of acoustic guitars. "Can't Go Back Home" stars Lynne. A true laid-back Tony Joe nocturnal swamp blues, it nonetheless carries within it that slightly menacing tension. Lynne's voice, which is well known for its power, showcases its other side here, one that is expressive, soulful and sensual even on slow burn. White's vocal whispers its edgy truth, underscored by his signature guitar sound.

Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26931-2 | Time: 00:42:03 | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Country Pop, Soul, Swamp Rock, Blues-Rock

Tony Joe White's second Warner Bros. album is an awesome, exquisite musical jewel and a departure from most of the attributes for which he is best known, from songs like "Polk Salad Annie." Acoustic textured for much of its length and built on a close, intimate sound overall, The Train I'm On is permeated with the dark side of White's usual swamp rock sound, filled with songs about unsettled loves and lives, and men caught amid insoluble situations. Betraying surprising vulnerability for much of its length, even on songs like "If I Ever Saw a Good Thing" and "300 Pounds of Hongry" (among the few full band numbers here, with a gorgeous sax solo by Charles Chalmers on the former), he shows off an emotional complexity that wasn't always obvious on his earlier work, only really cutting loose boldly on "Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll" and a tiny handful of other cuts. The rest is dark, pensive, soulful bluesy rock, highlighted by some bristling acoustic guitar work (check out "As the Crow Flies") and superb singing throughout ("The Migrant" is worth the price of admission by itself).

Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26929-2 | Time: 00:44:49 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Swamp Rock, Soul, Blues-Rock

Tony Joe White's self-titled third album, Tony Joe White, finds the self-proclaimed swamp fox tempering his bluesy swamp rockers with a handful of introspective, soul-dripping ballads and introducing horn and string arrangements for the first time. The album – White's 1971 debut for Warner Bros. – was recorded over a two-week period in December 1970, in two different Memphis studios (one was Ardent Studios, where Big Star later recorded their influential power pop albums). His producer was none other than London-born Peter Asher, who had just produced James Taylor's early hits for the label (he would continue to produce hits for Taylor and Linda Ronstadt on his way to becoming one of the most successful producers of the '70s). One can surmise that Warner Bros. may have put White and Asher together as a way for the producer to work his magic with an artist who had much promise.

Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)

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Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)

Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 206 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 8572202 | Time: 00:52:47
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock, Soul

The 21st century saw Tony Joe White resume his recording and performing career, and experience a resurgence of critical interest in his older music as well. Since 2002, "the Swamp Fox" has recorded sporadically for his own Swamp imprint, and also had his back catalog remastered and reissued. Earlier in 2010, Rhino Handmade made available That On the Road Look, a previously unreleased live date. The Shine is a (mostly) low-key, basic affair. White wrote or co-wrote everything here with his wife, Leann. The band is a quintet: White plays guitars and harmonica with drummer Jack Bruno, cellist John Catchings, bassist George Hawkins, and Tyson Rogers on piano, organ, and Wurlitzer. The sound is warm and raw; the album feels like it was cut mostly live from the floor (with guitar and vocal overdubs added) and it's full of natural atmospherics. White's acoustic nylon-string guitar is prevalent, sometimes more so than his quavering, downright spooky baritone. His electric six-string work paints the backdrop.