???? Tony Joe White, ‘Polk Salad Annie’ Singer, Dies at 75 ????
Posted by: Peder on 25 October 2018
???? The Music Legend Has Left Us ????
Swamp-rocker Tony Joe White,a cult-favorite singer/songwriter whose songs were covered by everyone from Elvis Presley to Tina Turner,died Wednesday at 75.
White had just released his latest album,“Bad Mouthin’,” on the Yep Rock label Sept. 28 and had made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry that same night.
“He wasn’t ill at all,”his son, Jody White, told the Tennessean.”
He just had a heart attack…there was no pain or suffering.
The Louisiana native died at his home in Leipers Fork,Tennessee,outside of Nashville.
White recorded more than 20 albums,beginning in 1969,
But had his only serious brush with the charts as a performer with “Polk Salad Annie,” which reached No. 8 in 1969.
The song became even better known as a staple of Presley’s repertoire,showing up in Elvis’ live albums and concert movies in the early 70s.
Another early composition became an even bigger hit via a popular cover version,as Brook Benton’s version of “Rainy Night in Georgia” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the soul chart in 1970.
???? Read the full article from Variety below.