White, Tony Joe / That On The Road Look
Album: That On The Road Look   Collection:General
Artist:White, Tony Joe   Added:Oct 2010
Label:Rhino Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-13 Pull Date: 2011-04-17
Week Ending: Apr 3
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2018: Traditions
Polk Salad Annie, A Night In The Life Of A Swamp Fox
4. Feb 21, 2015: Mix Tape
Polk Salad Annie
2. Jan 10, 2017: Clean Copper Radio
Traveling Bone
5. Apr 02, 2011: Music Casserole
A Night In The Life Of A Swamp Fox
3. May 22, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
Polk Salad Annie

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-02-03
Yep. It’s THAT Tony Joe White — the guy with the 1969 novelty hit, “Polk Salad Annie.” That's on here, along with some other groovy tunes. This 2010 Rhino issue is a just-discovered live set from ’71. Tony Joe heats it up with his hollowbody archtop, harmonica, and gravely voice. Lots of fun if you like southern-fried, bluesy, juke joint stuff like Elvin Bishop or Delbert McClinton. His voice may at times remind you of John Mayall. The band includes bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T & the MGs and (later) the Blues Bros.

No FCC issues.

There are tracks here that would fit well on a Country, Blues, or Americana program.
Best Picks: 2 (rockin’), 4 (soulful), 7 (fast, bluesy), 9 (country)

1. "Roosevelt and Ira Lee" - The top of the set cooker. The guitar's tone is set on “mud.” Organ & drums drive the up-tempo groove. (5:30)
2. * "Another Night in the Life of a Swamp Fox" - One of those “life on the road with the band” stories. TJ sings like John Mayall, plays like Creedence. Fun. (6:34)
3. "Rainy Night in Georgia" - Soul singer Brook Benton had a ‘70 hit with this Tony Joe song. TJ's version is slow & soulful. Best played with someone special by a fireplace. (4:48)
4. * "MIssissippi River" - A love song for that big, muddy river that runs down the middle of America. (5:18)
5. "Lustful Earl and The Married Woman" - Mid-tempo country blues about foolin’ around & getting’ caught. (Be ready to fade this out after a bit of applause and before ~ 40 sec of talking into the next number.) (4:16)
6. "Willie and Laura Mae" - Down-home story tellin’ with acoustic-electric guitar and harp. Think of “Harper Valley PTA.” (5:17)
7. * "Back to the Country" - A country dance number. Rockabilly guitar, honky-tonk piano drive the up-tempo fun. Get me a Lone Star. (3:24)
8. Band gets introduced (0:15)
9. * "Travellin' Bone" - A singer-songwriter tune in a Kris Kristofferson or Waylon Jennings style. Good stuff. (4:07)
10. "Stormy Monday" - T-Bone Walker’s oft-covered blues standard. TJ can sure play some blues guitar. (5:18)
11. "My Kind of Woman" - Another one like John Mayall. Good dirty blues, but not among the best on this album. (5:55)
12. "Polk Salad Annie" - A faster, more rockin’ take of his one big hit. Tasty soul food indeed. (10:28)
13. "That On The Road Look" - Another “it’s tough being on the road” song. This one’s above average, not super. (5:35)

Track Listing
1. Roosevelt And Ira Lee   7. Back To The Country
2. A Night In The Life Of A Swamp Fox   8. Band Introduction
3. Rainy Night In Georgia   9. Traveling Bone
4. Mississippi River   10. Stormy Monday
5. Lustful Earl And The Married Woman   11. My Kind Of Woman
6. Willie And Laura Mae Jones   12. Polk Salad Annie
  13. That On The Road Look