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« on: October 25, 2018, 01:31:43 PM »

I am shocked! The Swamp Fox has died as his Facebook account let know about a minute ago....



We are with broken hearts to announce that Tony Joe White has passed away at the age of 75. A true legend that will always be remembered as a real artist.


He had just released his new album:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26045.0.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 01:43:01 PM »

'Polk Salad Annie' songwriter Tony Joe White dead at 75

https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/25/tony-joe-white-dead-obituary-rainy-night-georgia/1764875002/



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Tony Joe White - BBC In Concert {23 Nov 1970}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9p-XlvKXec
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 01:52:47 PM »

Another one bites the dust. Sad news indeed.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 03:07:10 PM »

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/tony-joe-white-dead-obituary-747393/
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 11:03:05 AM »

As a tribute to Tony Joe this videoclip of him playing "You're gonna look good in blues" solo for a filmed show in the Netherlands was posted on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-o2YCzA3PM

http://www.2metersessies.nl/2018/10/uit-het-archief-tony-joe-white-bij-2-meter-sessies/



This song was also used in the 80s in a TV commercial for Levis' 501:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TiJg0F65wc
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 11:49:29 AM »

Also just uploaded by the BBC, this chilling performance of "Rainy night in Georgia" on Later with Jools Holland:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZUVeuwuurU


And "Polk salad Annie" from his performance on "Austin City Limits", available on DVD and CD as well (great stuff btw, although too short), uploaded by ACL-TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQCPxckT6iM
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 11:11:47 AM »

Here are a couple more videos that were uploaded by official channels after his death (if you haven't already, check out the version of "Rainy night in Georgia" with Jools Holland, see above):


TONY JOE WHITE (1943-2018) POLK SALAD ANNIE 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRmpfaVw30c



TONY JOE WHITE (1943-2018) POLK SALAD ANNIE  - this seems to be from a festival in '69
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sg03Ae10u4



Tony Joe White - Groupie Girl SUB  - probably from Playboy After Dark (?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwDwqXC0tVk




Those who joined us at HSB15 were treated to a wonderful set by Tony Joe White, including this performance of "Rainy Night In Georgia." We're sorry to hear of his passing earlier this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXHPjEgYX6E







Also this article:


Tony Joe White obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/28/tony-joe-white-obituary

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 03:48:47 PM »

Another one:


Tony Joe White Passes Away at 75


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“My dad [Waylon] would have Tony Joe play on his records any chance he got,” wrote Shooter Jennings on Twitter. “He would frequently cut songs Tony Joe wrote and most of the time would sit and listen to Tony Joe’s new music. He had a profound musical influence on my dad. And they were truly friends …”

“One of the true swampy Southern soulmen of all time,” tweeted Kenny Chesney. “Thanks for “Steamy Windows” and then some. Heckuva writer, funky as the longest day of the year …”



https://americansongwriter.com/2018/10/tony-joe-white-passes-away-75/
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 04:44:45 AM »

I stumbled uplon this review, which shares interesting information about TJW's albums no. 4-6. So, if you're just getting into his music, this could be a hint of what to expect from those particular albums. The main topic is this double-CD that collects "Tony Joe White" from 1971, "The Train I'M On" from 1972 and "Homemade Ice Cream" from 1973:

ALBUM: Tony Joe White, ‘The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings’




Unfortunately it is out-of-print at this time, I believe.

Here is the article, including youtube-links,
https://www.rebeatmag.com/album-tony-joe-white-the-complete-warner-bros-recordings/
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 09:33:11 AM »

I just found this online. It's Tony Joe's appearance at last year's Americana Fest. It's not filmed professionally but probably someone working for the officials.



There are literally hundreds of music acts to go see at AmericanaFest 2017, but there are only a couple of legends. Tony Joe White is one of them. This set was part of YepRoc Records' Twentieth Anniversary Showcase party. Be sure to check out the guest appearance by Shelby Lynne at 26:40 into it.

https://americanamusicshow.com/tony-joe-white-at-americanafest-2017/



Setlist:

Way Down South
Undercover Agent For The Blues
Do You Have a Garter Belt
The Flood
Can't Go Back Home
Rain Crow
Polk Salad Annie
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 07:56:01 AM »

Nashville remembers Tony Joe White with songs, laughter, stories

Family and friends gathered at Marathon Music Works on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the late swamp rock great Tony Joe White, singer and songwriter of enduring classics like "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie."


https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/31/nashville-remembers-tony-joe-white/1830337002/
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2018, 02:10:42 PM »

Someone uploaded this performance of "Tunica motel" from french TV to youtube yesterday:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEYWOtM24cg


Probably from the early 90s when he had his comeback album "Closer to the truth" out after writing a couple of songs for Tina Turner ("Steamy windows", "Undercover agent for the blues", "Foreign affair" and "You know who (is doing you know what)").
France, btw, is the place where Tony Joe had his first hit. "Soul Francisco" got real popular even before "Polk salad Annie" became a success in the U.S.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 11:49:24 AM »

Here are two more performances from a TV show with just Tony Joe and his guitar and harmonica


Tony Joe White - On the Return to Muscle Shoals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzbo0jne9Dw


Tony Joe White - Undercover agent for the blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guGkzBn7o7g
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 11:29:37 AM »

Posted on TJW's Facebook site:

FRIENDS and FANS: In lieu of flowers, The Tony Joe White Songwriter Foundation has been established to help young artists get a chance to make a recording. Tony Joe was always thankful of the opportunity he was given as a young man coming to Nashville with nothing but his guitar, so hopefully his legacy will continue and provide some future star with the opportunity to be heard. The non-profit organization will select one winner annually.

Any donations can can be sent to:

TJW Songwriter Foundation
PO Box 1292
Franklin, TN 37065
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2018, 02:33:07 AM »

A nice short article about Tony Joe's music.

Sound Observations: Tony Joe White was more than ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’

https://www.goupstate.com/entertainment/20181106/sound-observations-tony-joe-white-was-more-than-polk-salad-annie-and-rainy-night-in-georgia
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2018, 08:48:01 AM »

This must be one of Tony Joe's last interviews, promoting his new album "Bad mouthin'". It took place at Americanafest 2018 in Nashville in September, I believe.



DittyTV INSIGHTS presents: Tony Joe White

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3USTRv9seQs
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 08:58:00 AM »

Another breathtaking version of "Rainy night in Georgia", this time with the DLS band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRwaWENdIDM
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2019, 05:37:31 AM »

This newsletter was send from TJW's official website, written by his son.


A letter from Jody White

Fans,

We were all devastated by the loss of Tony Joe in 2018. He lived an amazing life, going from the cotton fields of Louisiana to playing music around the entire world. I feel lucky to have spent so many memorable times with him.

While the Swamp Fox may not be with us on earth, we are very fortunate that he left behind so much incredible music. Much of it you have already heard, but we have many songs that he recorded throughout his life that were never released.  With that being said, 2019 will be an exciting year for TJW fans. We will be re-issuing old albums on vinyl, and will continue to release previously unheard Tony Joe White material.

One last note, I have started a merchandise company that specializes in vintage style Nashville t-shirts. I won't mention this in anymore TJW related emails, but if you want to check it out, please visit: www.throwbackmerchandise.com

and follow Throwback Merchandise on Instagram

On behalf of the entire Tony Joe White family, we appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to celebrate one of the most unique musical talents the world has ever seen.

 

Kind Regards,

Jody White
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2019, 05:05:55 AM »

Partial to Home: On tour with swamp rocker Tony Joe White

At the head of a column two weeks ago about a walk in the rain along Moore's Creek, I quoted the opening lines from "A Rainy Night in Georgia," and attributed the tune to Brook Benton, who in 1970 took it to the top of the Billboard charts.


http://www.cdispatch.com/opinions/article.asp?aid=71100
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 12:48:16 PM »

If you want to do yourself a favor, pick this up at RSD:


Recorded live December 5, 1980 and released on DVD, CD and digital in 2006. New West is proud to present a limited edition white vinyl pressing of Tony Joe White's Austin City Limits performance. Featuring hits like the classic 'Polk Salad Annie' along with 'Mama Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up Tp Be Babies'. This title will be pressed on 180g vinyl and will feature an etched 4th side in tribute to Tony Joe White. The white vinyl copies will be limited to 1500 units worldwide



https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/10937
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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2019, 09:28:26 AM »

Hear Tony Joe White Revisit ‘Polk Salad Annie’ With Robert Cray

Late swamp-rocker re-recorded his signature song a few months before his death in 2018


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/tony-joe-white-polk-salad-annie-robert-cray-862293/?fbclid=IwAR3bwz3iEUx9L_or5DZ-8shSziNGtTqkINcL25DHAsguEGsoEvth5AW27j8
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