Live From Austin TX

Tony Joe White
Release Date: 
February 21, 2006
Label: 
Live From Austin Texas
Release Type: 
Live Show
Release Notes: 
Originally Aired: 12/14/1980
  1. Mama Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies
  2. Disco Blues
  3. Red Neck Women
  4. Rainy Night In Georgia
  5. Even Trolls Love Rock N Roll
  6. Willie And Laura Mae Jones
  7. Billy
  8. Lustful Earl And The Married Woman
  9. Swamp Rap
  10. I Came Here To Party
  11. Polk Salad Annie
  12. That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls
  13. 300 Pounds of Hongry
  14. I Get Off On It

This show is such a classic that it was recorded in December 1980, even before the signature Austin skyline was introduced as the Austin City Limits backdrop in 1981. Even then nobody quite knew what to call the music of Tony Joe White- blues, country or “Stompin’ swamp music,” which probably describes it best. Growing up in Goodwill, Louisiana probably had a lot to do with it. Sure, he had a #1 hit with “Polk Salad Annie,” and he’s had over 150 of his songs covered by artists ranging from Elvis to Ray Charles, but nobody does Tony Joe better than Tony Joe himself.