Tony Joe White – The Shine

January 01, 1970





Tony Joe White’s voice may have lost the very
slightest touch of the deep swamp rumble that made ‘em shiver and swoon when
“Polk Salad Annie” hit in 1969 but that’s no more than should be expected of someone
who has been at it for almost fifty years; it’s still a hell of a voice. He
still knows how and when to flick in just the right stroke of soulful harmonica,
too, and he remains one of few guitarists who can justify the indulgence of a
wah-wah pedal (“Paintings On The Mountain”). Moreover, the man who wrote “Rainy
Night In Georgia” and “High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish” can still paint those mystery
haunted Southern Gothic landscapes (“All”) that draw one into a world that
exists somewhere between William Faulkner and Elmore Leonard, and where low ‘n’
lazy gets the job done just fine every time.


DOWLOAD: “Roll Train Roll,” “All” RICK ALLEN


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