Genre: Pop Rock
Label: New West
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Tony Joe White The Beginning LP

Tony Joe White

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Tony Joe White's 29th Album on Vinyl LP!

Tony Joe White's The Beginning was originally released on CD in 2001. Stripped down and recorded without any bells and whistles, this is Tony Joe recording himself playing his classic swamp blues sound. This album is regarded as the first album where Tony Joe controlled all elements of the studio.

Until 2020, Tony Joe White's 29th album had been long out of print. New West Records released a limited edition color vinyl pressing that was the first and only vinyl pressing of this record. This record was remastered and re-sequenced for that specific pressing.

Due to popular demand, New West is bringing this title back on vinyl.

This is TJW raw and direct, full of grit, truth, and an unsettling sensuality. This is the sound of the night, where the bullfrogs, snakes, hungry gators, broken dreamers, haunted desperadoes, lonesome travelers, and wild-eyed seekers of the unspeakable all come together in one man's musical dreams...Beginning is the sound of the dirty, funky, hot, and muggy blues. The setting could be a juke joint out in the swamp or a sitting room with a handful of couples slithering in the darkness or a noisy barroom reduced to a hush by the subtle power and gripping conviction of the stomp in Tony Joe's foot, his chunky, percussive snake-charming guitar, and the forbidding whisper and moan that's in the grain of his voice. This is untamed, unrelenting seduction and instruction music fashioned from country, blues, and rock & roll.
-Thom Jurek,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Vinyl LP
  • Made in France


Side A:

  1. Who You Gonna Hoo-Doo Now
  2. Ice Cream Man
  3. Wonder Why I Feel So Bad
  4. Going Back To Bed
  5. Down By The Border

Side B:

  1. More To This Than That
  2. Drifter
  3. Rebellion
  4. Rich Woman Blues
  5. Raining On My Life

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