Τρίτη, 6 Νοεμβρίου 2007

Tony Joe White - Continued (1969 Monument Rec.)


Tony Joe White Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Tommy McClure Bass
Mike Utley Organ
Sammy Creason Drums
James Milhart Drums


Produced by Billy Swan
Recorded at Monument Studios, Nashville / Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis 1969


This album was re-released on bootleg-CD by Movieplay/Intermusic from Portugal in 1993 with a different cover and another title (Roosevelt And Ira Lee).


The second photo shows the CD cover. Another re-release in 1997 by Warner Bros. also contained two additional songs - 'Watching The Trains Go By' (by Dewey Oldham and Wallace Pennington) and 'Old Man Willis' (by Tony Joe White himself) were the second single. 'Old Man Willis' was later re-recorded for the album '...Continued'.


In 1969, Tony Joe White from Louisiana had a U.S. Top 10 hit with his classic swamp rock song "Polk Salad Annie," followed in 1970, by Brook Benton’s soulful rendition of White's timeless "Rainy Night In Georgia."


In late September 1973, White was recruited by producer Huey P. Meaux to sit in on the legendary Memphis sessions that became the landmark Southern Roots album of Jerry Lee Lewis.
By all accounts, these sessions were a three day, around the clock party, which not only reunited the original MGs (Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Al Jackson Jr. of Booker T. and the MGs fame) for the first time in three years, they also featured rockabilly icon Carl Perkins, Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere and the Raiders), and Wayne Jackson and The Memphis Horns.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s White toured in support of artists including Creedence Clearwater Revival and James Taylor. In the 1990s Tina Turner recorded four of his songs for her multi-platinum selling album Foreign Affairs, including the world-wide hit "Steamy Windows". With the advent of that project, White formed an alliance with Turner's manager, Roger Davies and his career began to soar.


In Europe White gained legendary status following a successful debut at the historic Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. In 1991 he signed with Remark, issued the Closer To The Truth album and spent the next two years touring Europe in support of Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, among others. He cut two more albums for Remark, 1993's Path Of A Decent Groove and 1995's Lake Placid Blues, the latter garnering the first of two nominations for "Best R & B Album" from the Nashville Music Awards, (the second being, The Best Of Tony Joe White, a 1996 retrospective of his work on Warner Brothers). French audiences eagerly embraced White as the ‘Swamp Fox’ and in 1998, he became the subject of a French produced documentary: Tony Joe White-The Man From Down South.
In 1999, White went back to his roots and recorded One Hot July, in the swamps of Louisiana. He then toured Australia and Europe once again in support of the critically acclaimed album. In 2001, Audium and Koch Entertainment released The Beginning - a stripped-down acoustic album that received worldwide recognition and five star ratings in virtually every country.
Throughout the years, White has had songs recorded by dozens of major artists including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, John Mayall and Waylon Jennings. More recently, he has worked with Marc Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish and Michael McDonald. He has written and performed jingles for McDonalds and Levi's 501 Blues and been featured on movie soundtracks for Millennium, Selena and Hotspot. His music has also been featured in two HBO original films.
His most recent CD release is Heroes and Heroines, on his own label, Swamp Records. White says he created the company with his son Jody White, so that he could continue to produce music his way.
Rory Gallagher did a cover of his song "As The Crow Flies" on his live album Irish Tour.
Band Southern Culture On The Skids pays tribute to White in their 1996 song "Voodoo Cadillac" (arguably the best listening song ever recorded for cruising, with your baby of course, in a 2002 Champagne DeVille) with the first stanza lyric: "Come on baby, take a ride with me / Up the Mississippi, down to New Orleans / Tuck and roll, FM stereo / Got some Tony Joe White on my radio".
In 2005 UK blues singer Elkie Brooks covered Tony's Out Of The Rain releasing it as a single and featuring it on her album Electric Lady. The version is now a staple of Elkie's repertoire and was even given the seal of approval by Tony himself. Coincidentally Elkie had recorded an old number of White's, Aspen, Colorado in her first Rock band DADA in 1970.
One of his most recent performances was on July 14, 2006 in Magny-Cours, France, as a warm-up act for Roger Waters' Dark Side of the Moon concert. His new album entitled "Uncovered" is due out September 2006 and features collaborations with Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald, Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings & Shelby Lynne



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Ανώνυμος είπε...

The Tony Joe White information is most interesting. So nice to have Tony Joe White in the group on the blog.
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BlackCatBone είπε...

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