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Tony Joe White, 75, singer/songwriter "Polk Salad Annie, "Rainy Night In Georgia"
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b***@gmail.com
2018-10-25 21:17:28 UTC
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He released his latest album and performed at the Grand Ol' Opry less than a month ago . Known best for the 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie", he also wrote Brook Benton's huge 1970 hit "Rainy Night In Georgia".

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/25/tony-joe-white-dead-obituary-rainy-night-georgia/1764875002/
Bryan Styble
2018-10-25 23:10:04 UTC
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While "Rainy Night in Georgia" has justifiably achieved status as a standard, I always detested his big hit; can anyone herein defend "Polk Salad Annie" as a hit parade classic?

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
t***@iwvisp.com
2018-10-26 01:39:42 UTC
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As a “hit parade” classic? No.

As a borderline novelty song, with a great southern, bluesy feel? Yes.

Ray
MJ Emigh
2018-10-26 02:33:33 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
can anyone herein defend "Polk Salad Annie" as a hit parade classic?
Yup, a single reaching #8 on Billboard is definitely a big hit. Most would also consider it a classic these days.
David Carson
2018-10-26 03:30:09 UTC
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Post by MJ Emigh
Post by Bryan Styble
can anyone herein defend "Polk Salad Annie" as a hit parade classic?
Yup, a single reaching #8 on Billboard is definitely a big hit. Most would also consider it a classic these days.
He also remade it for a McRib commercial, which ain't too shabby. All I
remember is ...

A little pickle,
A little onion,
Chomp!
RHDraney
2018-10-26 06:08:13 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
While "Rainy Night in Georgia" has justifiably achieved status as a standard, I always detested his big hit; can anyone herein defend "Polk Salad Annie" as a hit parade classic?
How can you *not* love a song with lyrics like "A wretched, spiteful,
straight-razor totin' woman"?...r
MiNe109
2018-10-26 16:20:02 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
While "Rainy Night in Georgia" has justifiably achieved status as a
standard, I always detested his big hit; can anyone herein defend
"Polk Salad Annie" as a hit parade classic?
It's always good for a salad vs salat vs sallet debate.

Stephen

That Derek
2018-10-26 16:00:16 UTC
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"Rainy Night in Georgia" is such an magnificent and exquisite song. Here's a YouTube link to a cover version of it in Czech:


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