Tony Joe was the third studio album by Tony Joe White, released in 1970. It contained the singles "High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish" and "Save Your Sugar For Me". The album was recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis, and 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.
"Tony Joe White's self-titled third album, Tony Joe White, finds the self-proclaimed swamp fox tempering his bluesy swamp rockers with a handful of introspective, soul-dripping ballads and introducing horn and string arrangements for the first time...Many of the songs will remind the listener just how turbulent the cultural climate of the late '60s and early '70s was in the U.S. White's soulful southern-tinged spoken drawl introduces 'The Change' (as in a "change is gonna come"), then a potent theme and oft-spoke clarion call that, indeed, the times they were a changin'. 'Black Panther Swamps' and 'I Just Walked Away' (the album's first single) are also successful at what they attempt. Meanwhile, over on the more sentimental side, 'The Daddy' concerns itself with the generation gap between father and son, and mentions the son cutting his long hair ('a little respect will never hurt you')." - Bryan Thomas, allmusic.com
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
2. High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish
3. Widow Winmberly
4. Conjure Woman
5. Save Your Sugar For Me
1. Hard To Handle
2. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
3. My Friend
4. Stockholm Blues
5. Boom Boom