Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tony Joe White - The Real Thang (1980)



Like many Rock musicians in the late 70's, Tony Joe White too got bitten by the Disco bug. And whereas many accused Tony Joe White of selling out, I quite enjoy late 70's flirtations of Rock music with Disco. In Tony Joe's case that would be Swamp Rock with Disco, cause he still sounds swampy, despite the definite Disco beat. And there's some great songs on this album as well. A few remakes of older songs and one that he'd later re-record. And over all a very happy record. Brought a smile to my face for sure! This is a rip I found on the web. I don't know who ripped it, but it's done beautifully. Thanks! So, if the idea of Tony Joe White incorporating Disco doesn't seem like that bad a deal at all, you will not be disappointed with this record. Throw yourself a party and do some booty bumping to this instead. I know I will. Cause I get off on it..

4 comments:

Axe said...

So you and I are the only people to hav elisted Travis Wammack i our profiles. Kinda says something.

Skydogg said...

Wammack's cool! There's still stuff of his I don't have. Like singles he did for Fame records, that were not on the Fame album. Those should be interesting...

Anonymous said...

ah tony tony tony. I saw him the very first time in Amsterdam/Netherlands, end of the 60's, when he openend for CCR. I liked CCR, but went for Tony. The hall was virtually empty when he began, and when he started, and the sound seeped to the corridors, the hall started filling up quickly. Tony has been and still is (with John Hiatt, the late Willy DeVille) one of my all time faves over the years. Love the guy.

Anonymous said...

nice thanks