Post by Nick Odell Post by Sid Nuncius Post by Sid Nuncius
...Tony Joe White.
Er...I can't actually think of anything E.J. Thribb-ish to say. I
loved TJW's music, he wrote and performed some truly great songs and
had just released a very fine album of blues covers. I'm really
sorry he's dead.
Go well, TJW, and thanks.
Looks like it's just me, then, but I post this from his 2013 album
Hoodoo as a tribute, just in case anyrat is interested. I'm a
complete sucker for those cool, laid-back vocals, the infectious
backing and that magical touch on the guitar. YMMV.
I knew the name but hadn't really connected it with anything - let alone
those two stand-out songs that other people made hugely famous. The
James Burton/Elvis Presley Polk Salad Annie is really good but when I
sat down and listened to TJW sing his own song on his own guitar (as
I've just been doing on YouTube) - well it's something else, isn't it?
Yep. It's strange that he's so little known, considering what he wrote
(especially Rainy Night In Georgia, which is considered a standard now)
and his solid output over the years. Where will I get my fix of Deep
Southern Cool now that both he and JJ Cale are gone?
Well, from their albums as I always have, obviously. But you know
what I mean.
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)