Tony Joe White: Hoodoo

The Louisianan swamp-rocker at 70 channels a deep blues groove

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Tony Joe White hasn’t shaken things up too much since the days of “Polk Salad Annie”, the Louisianan swamp-rocker’s 1968 tribute to the ‘gators and gals down South. Now 70, he channels a deep blues groove on Hoodoo, his deep voice murmuring languorously over hypnotic riffs and steamy guitar solos.

Images of devastation in “The Flood” and “Storm Comin’ ” give the music a foreboding air but the main impression is a comforting one of permanence: “I ain’t going nowhere/Just livin’ the dream.”

Tony Joe White

Hoodoo

(Yep Roc)

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