TONY JOE WHITE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
Availability: February 8th, 2019
Format: 2LP 45RPM Vinyl
Label: Analogue Productions
You may or may not know of Tony Joe White, but we all know his two most famous songs — “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night In Georgia.” This record is up to the standards of those great numbers. So soulful, humid, rich and textured. Or as Tony Joe would say, “It’s swampy.”
And because it’s such a classic, such a southern musical touchstone, we’ve gone and upped the ante — making this standout a 45 RPM double LP release. Veteran audiophiles know and hear the difference. With more LP real estate, inner groove distortion is reduced and tracking by your stereo cartridge is improved. That’s a major sonic advantage! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tape, this LP sounds phenomenal from the first note to the last fade out.
The last four songs on side two of this album are going to positively floor you. They are so sparse and bluesy and emotional. And the sound is as good as the music. With this new QRP pressing, the sound is so good it’s tape-like. So solid and jet-black is the foundation from which the music just jumps. Ya gotta hear it to understand what we’re trying to describe. It’s one of those jaw-hit-the-floor, sit-in-stunned-silence, goose-bump-raising, tears-in-your-eyes records. You know, the kind we’re all looking for as audiophiles?
When Chad decided to reissue this album, he knew that it wasn’t going to be a top-seller. But it’s one of his all-time favourites for music and sound, and we feel that whoever takes a chance on this one is going to be richly rewarded. We gotta figure this one is going to end up being one of the favourites of some of our customers, too. If you trust us at all, you can buy with great confidence.
Homemade Ice Cream was originally released in 1973 on Warner Bros. and was co-produced by White and legendary Atlantic producer Tom Dowd. It’s White’s sixth overall record and his third for Warner Bros. This is very much a back porch acoustic affair. The music has the space to breathe, one of the reasons for the life-like sound.
Saturday Night In Oak Grove Louisiana
For Ol’ Times Sake
I Want Love (‘Tween You & Me)
Homemade Ice Cream
California On My Mind
Backwoods Preacher Man
Takin’ The Midnight Train
No News Is Good News
Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You