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Tony Joe White: Homemade Ice Cream

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, October 1973

TONY JOE WHITE just loves to play the ingenu. The sleeve of Homemade Ice Cream has photographs of him "up at Turkey Creek" and titles ...

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Tony Joe White (1977)

Interview by Cliff White, Rock's Backpages audio, June 1977

The Louisiana Swamp God on having his best stuff rejected by Warner Bros.; selling songs to others, and his pleasure at some of their versions; Elvis doing 'Polk Salad Annie'; on songwriting; on being compared to Barry White; on going fishing with his mom, and eating catfish; his new album, Eyes, and looking back at how he got started.

File format: mp3; file size: 21.9mb, interview length: 22' 47" sound quality: *****

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Tony Joe White: Music Millionaires

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 29 March 1969

TONY JOE WHITE has a sleepy southern Louisiana accent, looks and sounds a lot like American heavy actor Claude Akins, and plays a fast guitar. ...

Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter (CBS); Tony Joe White: Black And White (Monument)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, 18 July 1969

THE ONLY OTHER record I possess on English Monument, is Ray Steven's single, 'Mr Businessman', which is beautiful and so is this album by Mr ...

The Real White Blues: Tony Joe White/Lonnie Mack

Review by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 2 August 1969

TONY JOE WHITE may well be the most sympathetic man making music today. His records show a man who cares about people, a Southerner with ...

What It Is – Is Swamp Music – Is What It Is

Overview by Jerry Wexler, Billboard, December 1969

AT DRUMMER Sammy Creason’s Halloween party in Memphis, his new boss, singer Tony Joe White, holds his breath to close his pores, removes a black ...

Tony Joe, Elvis, and Polk Salad Annie

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 1970

TONY JOE WHITE was one of the first of the new school of Southern singer/songwriters – along with Jerry Reed, Joe South, Leon Russell, Dough ...

Grateful Dead, Traffic, Black Sabbath, Jose Feliciano et al: Hollywood Music Festival, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 30 May 1970


Tony Joe Declares — Ah'm Aginst Unhealthy Things!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 1 August 1970

LISTENING TO Tony Joe White speak is like taking an excursion deep into the man's boots via the steamy swamps of his native Louisiana, where ...

Tony Joe White: This Here, Y'all, Is Tony Joe

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 5 September 1970

PEOPLE OFTEN ask what it's like to interview pop stars. Well like most things in life, there are the good times, and the bad times, ...

Tony Joe White: The Train I'm On

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, July 1972

DOWNHOME MUSIC is where it's at. Clarence Carter. J.J. Cale. Tom T. Hall. Candi Staton. They all sound laid back to me and they are ...

Tony Joe White: Home Made Ice Cream

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973

I'VE HAD a healthy respect for the work of Tony Joe White for quite some time now, and it is because of the excellence of ...

Lou Reed, James Taylor, Beck Bogert & Appice, et al: Crystal Palace Bowl, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 29 September 1973

  LOU REED and James Taylor on the same bill? What a masterstroke of pure gonzo rock n' roll strategy! ...

Tony Joe White: Eyes (20th Century)

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 1976

SO YOU thought Tony Joe White was a downhome country guy with his feet firmly in the mud of the Mississippi swamps? ...

Tony Joe White: Ronnie Scott's, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 4 June 1977

IT'S MIDNIGHT, and I'm still dazed from a bolt out of the blue which hit me some time around 1.15 this afternoon. Completely unexpectedly, Tony ...

Still Going Strong - Polk Salad Annie: It (and She)

Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 25 June 1977

THERE'S AN intangible something about Tony Joe White that puts me in mind of Elvis; but whoever he looks like, he is disgustingly handsome. ...

Tony Joe White: Club Lingerie, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 1988

Swamp-Rocker White: Sandpaper 'n' Molasses ...

Tony Joe White: Highway Blues

Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), November 1993

AS YOU DRIVE south out of Memphis down Highway 61, the trees and houses stop at the edge of the city limits. On either side ...

Sumpn' Funky Goin' On: True Tales of Blue-Eyed Backwoods Soul

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, 'Country Got Soul' (Casual Records), July 2003

THERE WAS SOMETHING funky happening in the American South in the late ‘60s and you didn’t know what it was, did you, Mr Jones? ...

Tony Joe White: Swamp Thing

Profile and Interview by Holly George-Warren, Harp, January 2005

TONY JOE White is having his picture taken. By the looks of things, the Ray-Ban-wearing sixty-something-year-old is an A-list movie star, rather than a singer/songwriter/guitarist ...

Tony Joe White: Just Like Fonzie

Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 14 September 2006

Nearly 40 years into his music career, Tony Joe White still feels cool. ...

Tony Joe White: Audience With The Other Elvis

Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 30 December 2006

Tony Joe White, writer of 'Polk Salad Annie' and 'Rainy Night in Georgia', talks to Chris Campion about his mythic songs and his Louisiana childhood ...

Tony Joe White: Hoodoo

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 23 September 2013

LOUISIANA-BORN Tony Joe White scored his biggest hit, the stomping 'Polk Salad Annie', in 1969, and has been making great swamp rock ever since. ...


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