The reputable american singer, guitarist and songwriter Tony Joe White has died of a heart attack.
Tony Joe White died at her home in Leipers Fork outside of Nashville and was 75 years.
- He was not at all sick. He just got a heart attack. There was no pain, no suffering, says the son, Jody White for the newspaper the Tennessean in the home state Tennessee.
Tony Joe White recorded more than 20 albums in a career that stretched over 50 years. The most recent and highly acclaimed, 'Bad Moutin", was released just a month ago.
the Same day, the album was released 28. september, he made his debut on the stage in countrymusikkens stronghold, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
the Performance ended with that he had to be run from the stage in great pain in its place. It turned out that the strain from a herniated disc in his back, and he felt obliged to cancel a tour in Australia this month.
Tony Joe White made his debut in 1968 with the album 'Black and White', which also contained perhaps his most well known song, 'Polk Salad Annie', which reached a knight on the u.s. chart.
Even more known was the as himself Elvis Presley took it in his concert repertoire in Las Vegas and on to tour around the country, and the number can now be found on several live records with The King.
another big hit from this period was 'Rainy Night in Georgia', as Brook Benton sang to fourth place on the Billboard Hot 100. The peak in addition on the soul charts in 1970.
A true string of famous musicians recorded Tony Joe White's songs.
Tina Turner had no less than four of them on her 'Foreign Affair'album from 1989. Dusty Springfield made 'Willie and Laura Mae Jones' on his masterpiece, 'Dusty in Memphis'.
Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Waylon Jennings, Joe Bonamassa, and Etta James are the other artists with Tony Joe White's songs in the luggage.
- I miss him already. He was a cowboy to the last, also a statesman, a real americana-original, says radio host Jessie Scott.
Tony Joe White is survived by his wife Leann, the kids Michjelle, Jim-Bob and Jody and several grandchildren.