We learned last night the sad passing of singer/songwriter Tony Joe White. A frequent collaborator of Tina Turner, he worked intensively on her Foreign Affair album back in 1989 and was a huge Tina fan.
To remember this great artist, here is an article written by Sjef and published in 2015.
“If I was this guy, you could all kiss my ass!”
That’s how David Letterman introduced Tony Joe White when he performed on his show in duet with the Foo Fighters. Indeed, White might be one of the coolest rockers out there, sunglasses, hat and snake-skin boots, he took the blues from the swamps of Louisiana and combined it with modern rock. The king of swamp-rock also contributed some of the coolest songs in Tina’s song catalogue, including… Undercover Agent For The Blues.
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one more of my favourites gone 😦 Was listening to his latest album in the car this morning on my way to work.
Always wished TT had worked more often with him.
Foreign Affair is my fav Tina Turner album
He even wrote a song about her. Here’s a video I made of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xPZb59YcQU
Here’s my video of Tony’s song for Tina: https://youtu.be/pRWy6ckARrs
Very sad news! Tony was old school. Very much a southern gentleman. Tony opened for us on a Joe Cocker Tour and traveled with us on our tour bus. Class act! I was lucky enough to play with him a number of times. What a voice! They don’t make them like that anymore. Rainy Night In Georgia!
Quelle triste nouvelle, qu’il repose en paix
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