TONY JOE WHITE - Swamp Music: The Complete Monument Recordings (Rhino Handmade, 2006)
Tony Joe White is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie"; "Rainy Night in Georgia", which he wrote but was firstly made popular by Brook Benton in 1970; and "Steamy Windows", a hit for Tina Turner in 1989. "Polk Salad Annie" was also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.
Digitally remastered four CD set containing all three of White's Monument Records albums in their entirety plus a slew of unreleased tracks, including ten 1969 Paris sessions and seven live performances from the Isle Of Wight. Recorded with such Muscle Shoals musicians as David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, and Jerry Carrigan, White's first album, 1969's Black And White, featured such originals as "Willie And Laura Mae Jones" and "Polk Salad Annie," along with such covers as Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman." Released later that year, White's second album, ...Continued, featured the same Muscle Shoals players, along with Mike Utley, Tommy McClure, and Sammy Creason. Tony Joe came out in 1970, revealing an absence of the horns that had been so dominant on the previous records, and anchored by White's acoustic guitar. Following an electrifying performance at the legendary Isle Of Wight festival, White moved to Warner Bros. Records, ending this first chapter. - amazon.com
DISC 1: 01. Willie And Laura Mae Jones 02. Soul Francisco 03. Aspen, Colorado 04. Whompt Out On You 05. Don't Steal My Love 06. Polk Salad Annie 07. Who's Making Love 08. Scratch My Back 09. Little Green Apples 10. Wichita Lineman 11. The Look Of Love 12. Willie And Laura Mae Jones (alternate version) 13. I Protest 14. A Man Can Only Stand Just So Much Pain 15. Toil & Trouble (early version) 16. Georgia Pines 17. It's Not What You Got 18. Prison Song 19. Hung Up On You 20. Ten More Miles To Louisiana 21. Let The Party Roll On 22. Watching The Trains Go By (alternate version) 23. Georgia Pines (alternate version) 24. Baby Please Don't Go
DISC 2: 01. Elements And Things 02. Roosevelt And Ira Lee (Night Of The Mossacin) 03. Woodpecker 04. Rainy Night In Georgia 05. For Le Ann 06. Old Man Willis 07. Woman With Soul 08. I Want You 09. I Thought I Knew You Well 10. The Migrant 11. Watching The Trains Go By (Single Version) 12. Old Man Willis [Single version] 13. Funky Fingers 14. Soul Britches 15. Dusty Marshmallow 16. Toil & Trouble 17. What Does It Take 18. This Guy's In Love With You 19. Woodpecker (alternate version) 20. Laying Out All Night 21. I Want Your Sweet Love 22. Keep A Movin' Train
DISC 3: 01. Stud Spider 02. High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish 03. Widow Wimberly 04. Conjure Woman 05. Save Your Sugar For Me 06. Hard To Handle 07. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) 08. My Friend 09. Stockholm Blues 10. Boom Boom 11. Groupy Girl 12. Prisoner 13. Do You Want My Love 14. Gospel Singer 15. I Hate To See You Cry 16. Dusty Marshmallow 17. I Can't Stand It 18. Mississippi River
DISC 4: 01. Mississippi Delta 02. Chain Of Fools 03. Woodpecker 04. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown 05. Blue Monday 06. Tobacco Road Dead End Street 07. Caress Me Babe! 08. Dusty Marshmallow 09. Just Look At You 10. Skinny Legs And All 11. Boom Boom (Live) 12. Roosevelt And Ira Lee (Night Of The Mossacin) (Live) 13. I Want You (Live) 14. Groupy Girl (Live) 15. Stud Spider (Live) 16. Polk Salad Annie (Live) 17. Save Your Sugar For Me (Live)
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