bizarroMUSIC: Tony Joe White & Polk Salad Annie

Thursday, January 8th, 2015


TJW is one funky dude and can munch a swampy blues guitar like a boss, his songs used to be a staple on Chris Prior’s late shows on Radio 5 back in the 20th century.

He sounds like what it must feel like to be stuck in the sludge of a Louisiana bayou on a hot, wet, moonless night.

His Polk Salad Annie was recorded by late-era Elvis and he wrote and recorded the original Steamy Windows – later a hit for Tina Turner, the royalties of which no doubt have been his only big meal ticket ever since…


Still going strong, he was recently featured in Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways series, discussing the his contribution to the sound of New Orleans and its Deep South surrounds.

*Foo Fighters were his backup band on Letterman:


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