Tony Joe White's songs have been performed by Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Brook Benton, Dusty Springfield and numerous other great artists. And from time to time he records what are usually some very good albums himself, one of my favourites being 1995's Lake Placid Blues. It's a fantastic record, musically related as White's albums always are, to J.J. Cale, Mark Knopfler, Boz Scaggs and their lake, a swampy kind of blues rock full of atmosphere and grit. His guitar playing is exceptional, and a prime example is this song, the moody "Down Again", where he pulls all the right tricks from his sleeve.
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