Wednesday, 10 November 2010

LISTEN: Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971)

I picked up this bad boy a few weeks back for a bargain 19 SEK (£2) in a second shop here in Malmö and hadn't previously heard it, but had seen it mentioned a few times and remembered that it had always been highly rated. If you're a fan of Creedence's swamp rock then this is a MUST for you...

"without a doubt, the singer with most sex appeal from the United States after Elvis. His movements on stage are horny, yet good-natured, and he enforces these movements with his incredible low pitched voice."

"At the rare moments when he is at home in Memphis, Tony Joe likes to stay put. He owns a lergish estate and keeps 15 horses - Indian-bred ones - "mainly because I jus' love to see them little foals when they're born."

"His music has been labelled 'swamp soul,' does he feel that this is an apt description? "Well, if it's gotta have a tag, I guess that'll take care of it," he said in those rich, deep tones."

Quotes via Leocort

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