Tony Joe White - Smoke From The Chimney [LP]
Cat. no: EES01601
Release Date: 7th May 2021
Tony Joe White’s posthumous album, ‘Smoke From The Chimney’, brings to life previously unknown recordings by the legendary songwriter and musician.
Produced by Dan Auerbach from nine unreleased vocal/guitar demos and performed by an ensemble “who capture the DNA of Tony Joe White’s songs with beauty, warmth, and reverence.” (NPR’s Bruce Warren).
Starting with the album’s genesis as an unforeseen trove of demos in the hands of producer Dan Auerbach and rounded out by Nashville’s most seasoned studio musicians, ‘Smoke from the Chimney’ started out as a number of unadorned voice and guitar demos from White’s home studio before being transformed into full band arrangements harkening back to the albums he recorded in the late 60s and early 70s in Nashville and Muscle Shoals - just as he was emerging as an internationally recognised songwriter and recording artist.
A pioneer of the Louisiana swamp rock sound, White’s eclectic legacy has persevered through decades of influence, covers and popular culture. Across five decades as a performer and storyteller, Tony Joe White- a.k.a. “The Swamp Fox” - left an indelible mark on American music. His catalogue offers indisputable classics such as “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia,” and his songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, and Tina Turner.
‘Smoke from the Chimney’ captures Tony Joe White’s signature style in its purest form and serves as a living testimony to one of the most gifted lyricists and storytellers music has ever known.
https://youtu.be/1zSLwbh2MmQ (“Boot Money” - Official Video)
Front page and feature in Shindig! Magazine
Reviews confirmed in Uncut (May), Record Collector (April), Shindig! + Blues in Britain
Received airplay on BBC Radio 2 (The Blues Show)
Country Hits Radio - played ‘Boot Money’
Uncut - ran news story https://bit.ly/2QlF1LN
Udiscover Music - ran news story https://bit.ly/3tbeEad
The Blues Kitchen Podcast - play for ‘Boot Money’
“I just love the sound of TJW’s voice, it really doesn’t get cooler does it? Tony Joe White & Easy Eye Sound, this is so Blues Kitchen Podcast 2021 – it’s absolutely perfect”
Tracks: Smoke from the Chimney / Boot Money / Del Rio, You’re Making Me Cry / Listen to Your Song / Over You / Scary Stories / Bubba Jones / Someone Is Crying / Billy
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