White gained fame especially through his songwriting, as artists such as Dusty Springfield, Brook Benton and Elvis Presley took his songs to the charts. But with his 1969’s “Polk Salad Annie” White also made it to the Top Ten as a performer himself. He has always been a singular performer in his own right with a completely distinctive sound. Today, 71 years old, the Louisiana-born national musical treasure is still going strong.
This 2-CD collection rounds up all three of the classic albums White recorded for Warner Bros. in the early ‘70s plus non-LP singles to create “The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings”.
The 1971 album shifted the focus slightly from the fuzz-drenched swamp rock of White’s Monument recordings to a more introspective style, though “They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas” and “My Kind of Woman” could blow the doors off any roadhouse south of the Mason-Dixon line. White’s next album, 1972’s The Train I’m On, continued this gentler, more vulnerable style to great effect, with the mighty Muscle Shoals sessioneers in support, Train’s set of songs tackled complex themes of dislocation, alienation and loss with a blend of blues, soul and folk highlighted by some beautiful acoustic guitar work by White and Tippy Armstrong. Then 1973’s Homemade Ice Cream; White’s original version of “For Ol’ Times Sake” is just devastating, and “I Want Love (‘Tween You and Me),” “Taking the Midnight Train” and the title track are every bit as good. Real Gone’s presentation of this essential material features liner notes by Ben Edmonds featuring fresh quotes from Tony Joe White himself.
This year there are 14 songs and 13 albums added, besides the legendary Bob Dylan classic, the list ranges from “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk over Lou Reed's controversial hit "Walk On The Wild Side" to ABBA's "Dancing Queen" or Alice Cooper's "School's Out."
The Grammy Hall of Fame´s ambition is to preserve and celebrate timeless recordings; this latest induction round continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.
The induction is celebrated at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015. The entire inducted catalog, now totaling to 987 titles, is on display at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.
The 79-year young legendary soul man, Sam Moore, will be performing live together with Nu Blu the Sam & Dave classic “Hold on I'm coming”. The historic episode is set to air on February 14, 2015 on RFD TV.
If you have missed the show on Reno's Old Time Music, watch the video here.
Today marks the 40th release anniversary of Bob Dylan´s 15th studio album "Blood on the Tracks", one of the greatest albums of all time. The album is not only the #1 favorite in a 2012 Rolling Stone Magazine fan poll of all of Dylan’s albums, but it is also among the 2015 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, having been selected thanks to its influential and historically significance and timeless recordings.
Billy Peterson, Legends Rock´s bass player, was among the Minneapolis musicians, who were called in to work with Bob Dylan in December 1974 to re-record half of an album that Dylan had recorded in New York three months earlier. But Dylan wasn’t satisfied, so a Minnesotan studio band was assembled. And it turned out that the most successful tracks in the collection - including the iconic “Tangled Up in Blue” and the merciless “Idiot Wind” - were recorded by the Minneapolis crew.