The Upper Shelves On Tour With the Mighty Peptones

Catch the Upper Shelves in support of the nation's greatest R&R act, the Peptones

Saturday 30th of January, Nederland 3, Wateringen
Saturday 13th of February, De Vinger, Den Haag
Saturday 20th of March, de Trucker, Pijnacker

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie

Like we said, we're not adverse to hits over at this place. Polk Salad Annie is one of my favorite grooves with that steady plucking base and those punchy horns. Polk Salad Annie is a down home and country as Soul music could get. Especially with Southern Soul the racial lines were ofter more blurred than Rock mythology has it. Though Southern Soul is often seen as a more pure expression of African American culture, the reality learns that music was much more a shared experience in the South. Socially and politically all the communication lines were closed for the longest times. But in the great Stax and Fame studios they were wide open. Tony Joe White recorded this fine 45 with the same Muscle Shoals musicians as were used on the legendary recordings by Aretha Franklin and Percy Sledge, using a mixed band of Country and R&B musicians. I just picked it because after all these years it still sound so damn tasty! These days the song is best remembered in Elvis's version, but Tony Joe White was the real deal!

Available on The Best of Tony Joe White

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