Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 140 Mb Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Country Blues | Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD301 | Time: 00:49:43
"Tony Joe White, aka the Swamp Fox, has been on a roll these past few years, issuing album after self-released album of quality original material full of deep, dark, blues-flavored Florida vintage roots music.Heroines is no exception, but it is a record with a twist. First, it's on the Sanctuary label. Secondly, five of the record's 12 tracks are recorded with female vocalists in duet. They include the great Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White. The set opens with "Gabriella," a brief, jazzy flamenco-kissed instrumental, played on a pair of acoustic guitars. "Can't Go Back Home" stars Lynne. A true laid-back Tony Joe nocturnal swamp blues, it nonetheless carries within it that slightly menacing tension. Lynne's voice, which is well known for its power, showcases its other side here, one that is expressive, soulful and sensual even on slow burn. White's vocal whispers its edgy truth, underscored by his signature guitar sound."
01. Gabriella (01:49) 02. Can't Go Back Home [w. Shelby Lynne] (04:23) 03. Ice Cream Man (04:28) 04. Closing In on the Fire [w. Lucinda Williams] (04:29) 05. Black Porch Therapy (04:17) 06. Playa del Carmen Nights [w. Michelle White] (04:37) 07. Wild Wolf Calling Me [w. Emmylou Harris] (04:08) 08. Rich Woman Blues (04:56) 09. Robbin' My Honeycomb (05:10) 10. Fire Flies in the Storm [w. Jessi Colter] (04:18) 11. Chaos Boogie (05:38) 12. Gabriella's Affair (01:26)