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Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie" and for "Rainy Night in Georgia", which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970. He also wrote "Steamy Windows" and "Undercover Agent for the Blues", both hits for Tina Turner .

He is regarded as an original exponent of the sub-genre swamp rock. His songs have been recorded by at least 25 major artists.

His songs "Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You" and "High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parish" are featured on Country Got Soul and his "Stud-Spider" is on Country Funk 1969–1975.

The song "The Guitar Don't Lie" by Tony Joe White was written by Joe Dassin as "Le marché aux puces".



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