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Johnny Winter, Tony Joe White: Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter (CBS); Tony Joe White: Black And White (Monument)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, July 1969

THE ONLY OTHER record I possess on English Monument, is Ray Steven's single, 'Mr Businessman', which is beautiful and so is this album by Mr ...

Delaney & Bonnie: Clapton, Jagger, Harrison and Lennon Rave Over Them

Profile by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, October 1969

REPUTATIONS travel, Delaney And Bonnie's travel via Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and George Harrison. ...

Tony Joe White: What It Is – Is Swamp Music – Is What It Is

Overview by Jerry Wexler, Billboard, December 1969

AT DRUMMER Sammy Creason’s Halloween party in Memphis, his new boss, singer Tony Joe White, holds his breath to close his pores, removes a black ...

Tony Joe White: This Here, Y'all, Is Tony Joe

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, September 1970

PEOPLE OFTEN ask what it's like to interview pop stars. Well like most things in life, there are the good times, and the bad times, ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Profile by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, June 1973

FOR A 'SINGLES' band Creedence Clearwater Revival made a lot of albums: six in two years (1969 – 70), then one as a trio in ...

Tony Joe White: Home Made Ice Cream

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1973

I'VE HAD a healthy respect for the work of Tony Joe White for quite some time now, and it is because of the excellence of ...

Tony Joe White: Homemade Ice Cream

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, October 1973

TONY JOE WHITE just loves to play the ingenu. The sleeve of Homemade Ice Cream has photographs of him "up at Turkey Creek" and titles ...

Jim Stafford: The Gators Growl in Hog Town

Profile and Interview by Jim Esposito, Page One, December 1974

JIM STAFFORD stepped up to the microphone on the 15-yard line of the University of Florida's football field, pinpointed at the vortex of four spotlights ...

Johnnie Allan: The Promised Land …… And How To Get There: Oval Records

Report by Charlie Gillett, New Musical Express, December 1974

Inside looking out; CHARLIE GILLETT, who has started his own record label, Oval Records, reports from the other side of the fence on the processes ...

John Fogerty: John Fogerty

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, October 1975

JOHN FOGERTY singlehandedly prepares records that are virtually perfect in execution as well as conception: brilliantly concise self-expression, captivating and broad-based radio music. Though he ...

Tony Joe White: Eyes (20th Century)

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 1976

SO YOU thought Tony Joe White was a downhome country guy with his feet firmly in the mud of the Mississippi swamps? ...

Delbert McClinton: Love Rustler

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, May 1977

IN THE grand tradition of Elvis and Tony Joe White this is white, southern r'n'b. ...

Johnnie Allan: A Swamp-Pop Special

Profile and Interview by Bill Millar, New Kommotion, 1978

I'VE A CONFESSION to make. I know nothing about rockabilly (you guessed huh?). All these years I've been into blues, soul doowop and swamp-pop, especially ...

Swamp Rock: Local heroes who rocked the everglades

Overview by Bill Millar, History of Rock, The, 1983

Four hundred miles of US highway run between Port Arthur, Texas in the West and New Orleans, Louisiana in the East. On either side of ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country/Green River/Willy and the Poorboys/Cosmo's Factory and more

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, October 1984

ANCIENT BEAT journalist and hippie doyen Ralph J. Gleason, who could be a daft old coot at the best of times, got it completely wrong ...

Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, X: Rock Of Middle Ages

Comment by Tim Riley, Boston Phoenix, The, February 1990

The new traditionalism looks for its roots ...

Tony Joe White: Highway Blues

Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, November 1993

AS YOU DRIVE south out of Memphis down Highway 61, the trees and houses stop at the edge of the city limits. On either side ...

Dr. John: Hoodoo Man: Mac Rebennack

Interview by Hank Bordowitz, Jazziz, July 1994

MAC REBENNACK'S music continues a 40 year long mardi gras of the mind, a sound that never gets old, never gets tired. ...

The Band, Bobby Charles: The Story of Bobby Charles and Bearsville

Retrospective and Interview by Colin Escott, Stony Plain Records, September 1994

BOBBY CHARLES IS one of the great Louisiana records, and there have been a few. It doesn't matter that it was recorded in upstate New ...

Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson: Jim Dickinson: Earth Father

Retrospective and Interview by Robert Gordon, MOJO, October 1994

Backwoods, Mississippi. Home to Jim Dickinson, the revered producer and professional redneck whose work spans the story of Southern music from Sun Records to Big ...

Excello: It Came From the Swamp

Overview by Kirk Silsbee, Huh, September 1995

ONE OF the hallmarks of a great regional record label is the ability to define a time and place in the mind's ear. Think of ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: “I Was the Leader Already": Creedence's Beginnings

Book Excerpt by Hank Bordowitz, Schirmer Books, 1998

IN 1958 ROCK music had passed its infancy -- it was more like a toddler -- but it still was not reputable. Not many high ...

Bobby Charles: Wish You Were Here

Sleevenotes by Colin Escott, Stony Plain Records, 2001

IT'S BOBBY CHARLES'S personal preference to maintain a low profile. He has famous friends who get twitchy when they're out of the limelight for ...

Tony Joe White: Audience With The Other Elvis

Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, December 2006

Tony Joe White, writer of 'Polk Salad Annie' and 'Rainy Night in Georgia', talks to Chris Campion about his mythic songs and his Louisiana childhood ...

Bobby Charles, the Inventor of Swamp Pop and Songwriter Supreme

Obituary by John Broven, Now Dig This, February 2010

WITH ROCK 'N' roll exploding in austerity-ridden England in the mid-1950s, there was one hip phrase that stood out from the rest: "See you later ...

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