Friday, 23 August 2013

Tony Joe White New LP 'Hoodoo'.

Culled from an initial stack of roughly 17 tunes, the nine songs on Hoodoo come alive in the haunting atmosphere and intensity of the stripped-down recording process. Cut mostly live to tape — vocals and all — much of Hoodoo consists of first takes.

“There’s some actual magic that came over all of us when we were doing this,” White says. “I would sit down with my drummer Cadillac [Bryan Owings] and my bass player the Troll [Steve Forrest], play 20 seconds of the tune and then say ‘We’re gonna hit record, and you just play what comes into your heart.’ It’s like everyone is getting the hoodoo sensation. Spontaneity is beautiful. And,” he adds, “since it’s our studio, there’s no hurry: No one is over our shoulder saying when we gotta get in and when we gotta get out … we were the record company.”

Hoodoo features autobiographical songs about his life growing up on farm and learning the blues ("9 Foot Sack"), cautionary tales of rural Mississippi ("Alligator Mississippi") and a tale of his trek homeward after the Nashville flood of 2010 ("The Flood").

White feels no pressure to top himself. “There’s not a push nowhere,” he concludes. “Maybe I’ll stop playing shows and making records when the songs quit coming to me. But they still come to me. You see, I don’t work for a song — but once I get a hold of it I don’t let go. I just keep writing, and when I do, I want to go out and play it for somebody. It’s the songwriting that keeps me going.”

It would be great to see Tony Joe back in Scotland playing for Mundell Music again! There were some amazing shows over the years.......we could also arrange some Golf again for him!
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