Thursday, October 16, 2008


Tony Joe and the Mojos performed in Kingsville, Texas for nearly one year, during the mid 60’s. Bass player Robert McGuffie and drummer ‘Whitie’, friends from Louisiana, formed the combo that offered soft rock and R&B. Tony left the combo and moved to Nashville to later record Poke Salad Annie.

White's first album, 1969's Black And White, was recorded with Muscle Shoals musicians David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, and Jerry Carrigan, and featured "Willie And Laura Mae Jones" and "Polk Salad Annie," along with covers of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman." "Soul Francisco" became a hit in France, and "Polk Salad Annie" charted as the album's third single.

In late September 1973, White was recruited by record producer Huey P. Meaux to sit in on the legendary Memphis sessions that became the landmark Southern Roots album of Jerry Lee Lewis.[citation needed]

By all accounts[citation needed], these sessions were a three day, around the clock party, which not only reunited the original MGs (Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Al Jackson Jr. of Booker T. and the MGs fame) for the first time in three years, but they also featured Carl Perkins, Mark Lindsay (of Paul Revere and the Raiders), and Wayne Jackson plus The Memphis Horns.

Rory Gallagher did a cover of White's song "As The Crow Flies" on his live album, Irish Tour. Southern Culture On The Skids paid tribute to White in their 1996 song "Voodoo Cadillac" with the first stanza lyric: "Come on baby, take a ride with me / Up the Mississippi, down to New Orleans / Tuck and roll, FM stereo / Got some Tony Joe White on my radio."

In 2005 UK blues singer Elkie Brooks covered White's "Out Of The Rain", releasing it as a single and featuring it on her album Electric Lady. The version is now a staple of Elkie's repertoire[citation needed]. Coincidentally Brooks had recorded an old number of White's, "Aspen, Colorado" with her first rock band, 'Dada' in 1970.

One of his more recent performances was on 14 July 2006 in Magny-Cours, France, as a warm-up act for Roger Waters' Dark Side of the Moon concert. White's album entitled Uncovered was released in September 2006 and featured collaborations with Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald, Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings and J. J. Cale.

Tracks :

1.Elements and Things
2.Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Night of the Mossacin)
4.Rainy Night in Georgia
5.For le Ann
6.Old Man Willis
7.Woman With Soul
8.I Want You
9.I Thought I Knew You Well

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