Album Details

RELEASE
1993
LABEL
Warner Bros.
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Soul, Country-Pop, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul

Album Review

Twenty tracks from 1969-1973, the period of Tony Joe White's greatest success, including "Polk Salad Annie" and White's own version of his composition "Rainy Night in Georgia." Most of this is quality swamp rock with pop-soul-conscious production; on cuts like "High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish," it sounds very much like he was trying to achieve a groove in the mold of Bobbie Joe Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe." Sometimes he gets real down-home in a stomping backwoods blues style that makes him sound a little like a White counterpart to John Lee Hooker, as on "Stockholm Blues." If there's any criticism to be levied against this music, it's in its occasional lack of variety, White mining staple swamp rock boogie riffs for all they're worth. However, few, if any, performers and writers were as skilled as White in doing so, and he has a fine knack for sharp storytelling lyrics.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Polk Salad Anniehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526709&id=310526702
  2. Soul Franciscohttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526710&id=310526702
  3. Willie and Laura Mae Joneshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526711&id=310526702
  4. Rainy Night in Georgiahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526712&id=310526702
  5. Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302159001&id=302158986
  6. Stockholm Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526714&id=310526702
  7. High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrishhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526715&id=310526702
  8. Old Man Willishttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526716&id=310526702
  9. The Train I'm Onhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526717&id=310526702
  10. If I Ever Saw a Good Thinghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526718&id=310526702
  11. As the Crow Flieshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526719&id=310526702
  12. Even Trolls Love Rock and Rollhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526720&id=310526702
  13. Backwoods Preacher Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526721&id=310526702
  14. Takin' the Midnight Trainhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526722&id=310526702
  15. Did Somebody Make a Fool out of Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526723&id=310526702
  16. They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansashttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526726&id=310526702
  17. Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisianahttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526728&id=310526702
  18. I've Got a Thing About You Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526730&id=310526702
  19. For Ol' Times Sakehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526731&id=310526702
  20. Ol' Mother Earthhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=310526732&id=310526702