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Rhino Handmade Releases Unreleased Tony Joe White

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The latest Rhino Handmade title is That On the Road Look “Live,” a rumored live album by Tony Joe White – finally revealed to be true.

White was a Louisiana-bred guitarist famous mostly for his compositions rather than his own performances. “Polk Salad Annie” was his biggest hit, but it’s primarily known as a concert staple during Elvis’ last decade. “Rainy Night in Georgia” was also his composition, though Brook Benton made it a gold-seller in 1970. But this live set – the recording date and venue of which are unknown – is all White’s. Thirteen tracks, recorded alongside Sammy Creason on drums, Michael Utley on keyboards and Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, of White burning through his own tunes available on LPs from Warner Bros. and Monument Records, and a cover of “Stormy Monday” to boot. This sounds like it should be a hit for the swamp-rock, Creedence Clearwater Revival-esque crowd (White speculates in the liner notes that the show may indeed come from a show where White opened for CCR).

Pre-order here and read the track list after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

July 29, 2010 at 15:03