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RIP Tony Joe White

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GregC, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    :( 'Polk Salad Annie' songwriter Tony Joe White dead at 75

    A fine songwriter and singer, though covers of his material are better known. Elvis Presley covered this one a ton after it came out.

    Dusty Springfield covered his tale of race relations at a personal level.

    He was on Letterman a few years ago with the Foo Fighters. Dave L. summed it up nicely at the end.

    And he put out a new album just last month on Yep Roc. RIP, sir.
  2. Man! Two greats in one day!:(:( Tony Joe White and Wah Wah Watson.:rollno:
  3. xk49w


    Apr 13, 2008
    Ahhh - it saddens me. What about Rainy Night in Georgia?

  4. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    A drummer who comes to a monthly open jam here always wants to do Poke Salad Annie. It’s always a fun song.
    RIP Mr. White.
  5. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    R.I.P., Mr. White, thanks for your music.
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  6. I just got picked up by a blues band in the last couple of weeks. One of the first songs I had to learn for this band was "Polk Salad Annie." Fun song to play. RIP Mr. White.
  7. that's beautiful. so delicate.
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  8. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    My God, where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday these songs were still getting airplay. RIP Mr. White.
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  9. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    Bummer. This made me sad. My dad turned me on to TJW many years back.

    'Roosevelt and Ira Lee' was one of our favorite songs to turn up loud and sing together on those many long trips across the country. His version of 'Rainy Night in Georgia' was always one of my favorites, too.

    R.I.P Tony Joe and thanks for the music.
  10. Polk salad Annie was my mom’s favorite song RIP
  11. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    A favorite from his later days. The video is dumb, shows him playing electric guitar, when he isn’t, so just close your eyes.

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  12. Clutchcargo

    Clutchcargo Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    A very soulful and talented artist. Gonna miss you Tony...…...
  13. Ghook

    Ghook Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US
    It's a little overwhelming . All these greats were young when I was . Godspeed Mr White.
  14. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Polk Salad Annie is just a great American song.
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  15. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Tribute to him, and so love the tracks and bass presence I've been listening lately. Big loss.
  16. Novarocker


    Oct 12, 2015
    I had just found out about him just a few years ago. Awesome guitar player, always loved his stuff. Especially swamp rap. Always loved how fun that one was.
  17. One of my favorite songs to play,bar none:

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