Tony Joe

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Tony Joe
Studio album by Tony Joe White
Released 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Country, pop, blue-eyed soul, swamp rock
Label Monument Records
Producer Billy Swan
Tony Joe White chronology
Tony Joe
Tony Joe White
Singles from Tony Joe
  1. "High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish"
    Released: 1970
  2. "Save Your Sugar For Me"
    Released: 1970
Alternative cover
1993 Reissue cover with new title (Groupy Girl)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Tony Joe[2][3] was the third studio album released by Tony Joe White. It was released on Monument Records and contained the singles "High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish" and "Save Your Sugar For Me" It was recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis in 1970. It was produced by Billy Swan. A mixture of original recordings and covers, it featured White's versions of "Hard To Handle" made popular by Otis Redding and "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker.

The album was re-released on by Movieplay/Intermusic from Portugal in 1993 with a different cover and another title (Groupy Girl). In 1997 it was rereleased by Warner Brothers containing two additional songs - "I Protest" (by Wayne Carson) and "A Man Can Only Stand So Much Pain" (Mickey Newbury).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tony Joe White, except where indicated

Side one
  1. "Stud-Spider"
  2. "High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish"
  3. "Widow Wimberly"
  4. "Conjure Woman"
  5. "Save Your Sugar For Me"
Side two
  1. "Groupie Girl"
  2. "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding, Alvertis Isbell, Allen Jones)
  3. "What Does It Take" (Vernon Bullock, Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua)
  4. "My Friend" (Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham)
  5. "Stockholm Blues"
  6. "Boom Boom" (John Lee Hooker)