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Friday, 16 December 2016

Friday Three Names - Tony Joe White


I didn't have to look too far for inspiration for this week's featured artist given that Tony Joe White sits right next door to last week's William Elliott Whitmore on the Americana shelves.
He is probably best known as a songwriter. He is the man who wrote Rainy Night in Georgia for goodness sake along with Willie and Laura Mae Jones which is on Dusty in Memphis and Steamy Windows made famous by Tina Turner
He is not a bad singer either and is probably the founder of the swamp rock sub genre where country meets soul meets blues.
The Swamp Fox has done pretty well for the son of a cotton farmer from Oak Grove Louisiana.


Tony Joe White - Rainy Night in Georgia

Tony Joe White - Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of YOu

3 comments:

  1. Sure could pen a tune, couldn't he?

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  2. Wrote about Randy Crawford's version recently and so discovered the back story to Tony Joe White - One of my favourite songs.

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