You may not know Tony Joe White by name, but if you’ve listened to pop music for any length of time, you no doubt know his songs. He’s most famous for his 1969 hit, “Polk Salad Annie,” which – like many of his recordings – is drenched in Southern flavor. He had a hit with the funky tune, and both Elvis Presley and Tom Jones memorably recorded it.
White’s latest album is quite appropriately titled “Hoodoo,” as it’s filled with all the good, swampy stuff for which this songwriting veteran is famous. The album debuted at number one on the UK country charts when it was released, which only goes to show you that country fans over there probably appreciate quality Southern music more than truck driving, beer guzzling, small town loving American fans do. White even appeared on the esteemed “Later… with Jools Holland” show when in the country, where he performed “Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now?” from the album. To read more about this should-be-more-famous man, click here: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/tony_joe_white/