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Heroines
Tony Joe White
Heroines
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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For The Heroines, Tony Joe White invited some of his favorite female friends to the party. Unlike Hollywood movie stars, White likes his costars within spittin' distance of his own age. Shelby Lynne's lines in "Can't Go Ba...  more »

     
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All Artists: Tony Joe White
Title: Heroines
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 9/28/2004
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Outlaw Country, Contemporary Blues, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Oldies, Blues Rock, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 060768636620, 006076863662

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For The Heroines, Tony Joe White invited some of his favorite female friends to the party. Unlike Hollywood movie stars, White likes his costars within spittin' distance of his own age. Shelby Lynne's lines in "Can't Go Back Home" fit like a glove; her voice is reminiscent of White's own, like someone simultaneously whispering sweet nothings and the secrets of the universe into your ear. Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Jessi Colter also join the swamp fox on a record that provides plenty of what one tune aptly calls "Back Porch Therapy." The Heroines manages to tweak your libido and save your soul, magically, at once. --Michael Ross

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The Swamp Fox Rides
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 11/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On "The Heroines," Tony Joe White, the swamp fox, rides high again. Two of the tracks are songs from his excellent 2001 effort "The Beginning." "Ice Cream Man" sounds as excellent as when it rode into my personal top ten in 2001! The new version has a more full band sound and pours on the smoking White guitar. "Rich Woman Blues" is another excellent track that smolders with White's growl-sing blues groove, "Got a telephone call this morning, My baby wrecked her Mercedes Benz, she totaled out her Mercedes Benz, I said long as you're alright baby, that's all that matters, let them tow the thing on in." One of my favorites is the duet with Jessi Colter, "Fireflies in the Storm" with its searing slow burn, "Out of the shadows the wildness begins, we wait for morning & darkness moves in, but there's a light that keeps shining warm like fireflies in the storm." "Chaos Boogie" is a great rocking TJW track that sets your toe to tapping. The duets with Shelby Lynne, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Tony Joe's daughter Michelle are all excellent. The set begins & ends with two brief guitar instrumentals. "The Heroines" continues Tony Joe White's artistic peak, some 30 albums into his career. Enjoy!"
Swamp Rock and Soul
J. Kelly | Salem, OR United States | 11/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tony Joe White at his best can send chills down your spine. But sometimes his own captivating style can be its own worst enemy. Unfortunately, "The Heroines" is a bit of both. His soulful, whispered style can be very powerful. But it can also make the ambience of where and how you're listening a concern.

I first listened to "The Heroines" in my car and between road noise and the throbbing bass, much of it was unintelligible. The second listening was using headphones in a quiet room. This time I was able to concentrate on the intriguing lyrics and the true sentiment of the songs. Some are very heartfelt love songs and some others reflect White's playful side and his sense of humor. And the contributions of his vocal partners, from Shelby Lynne to Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams work so very well with Tony Joe.

All in all, this is a fun project and well worth the price. Just make sure you give it a chance to work on all the levels that it deserves."
Ain't no poke salad here
Winchester | Texas | 02/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Starting and ending with 2 semi classical spanish guitar type pieces. Making Shelby Lynn sound good on Can't Go Back Home. Anyone and Emmylou. Listen for the "don't open the gate" line in Ice Cream Man. Rich Woman Blues. And Chaos Boogie, a song already on my list for 10 best songs of the year. It's a must buy."