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Tony Joe was the third studio album released by Tony Joe White. It was released on Monument Records and contained the singles "High Sherrif of Calhoun Parrish" and "Save Your Sugar For Me" It was recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashvillemarker and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphismarker in 1970. It was produced by Billy Swan.A mixture of original recordings and covers, it featured White's versions of "Hard To Handle" made popular by Otis Redding and "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker.

In 1997 it was rereleased by Warner Brothers containing two additional songs - "I Protest" (by Wayne Carson) and "A Man Can Only Stand So Much Pain" (Mickey Newbury).

Track Listing

All tracks composed by Tony Joe White; except where indicated

Side One

  1. "Stud-Spider"
  2. "High Sherrif Of Calhoun Parrish"
  3. "Widow Wimberly"
  4. "Conjure Woman"
  5. "Save Your Sugar For Me"


Side Two

  1. "Groupy Girl"
  2. "Hard To Handle" (Redding, Isbell, Jones)
  3. "What Does It Take" (Bullock, Bristol, Fuqua)
  4. "My Friend" (Fritts, Oldham)
  5. "Stockholm Blues"
  6. "Boom Boom" (Hooker)


Personnel

Tony Joe White: Guitar, Harmonica

Norbert Putnam: Bass

Mike Utley: Organ

Jerry Carrigan: Drums

Tommy McClure: Bass

David Briggs: Organ

Sammy Creason: Drums

The Nashville Horns & Strings

Alternative Cover


Reissues

The album was re-released on by Movieplay/Intermusic from Portugal in 1993 with a different cover and another title (Groupy Girl).

It was re-released again in 1997 by Warner Bros. with two additional songs.

Notes and references

  1. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fcfuxqq5ldae
  2. http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/tonyjoewhite/albums/album/17202167/tony_joe



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