Tony Joe White's second album on Monument Records quickly followed his first, again produced by Billy Swan. It was another collection of songs in the same distinctive swampy roots-rock style, all originals this time, with backing from Tommy McClure (bass), Mike Utley (organ) and Sammy Creason (drums). One single from the album, "Roosevelt And Ira Lee", charted modestly at #44. Another song on the album has since become White's best-known composition - "Rainy Night In Georgia" was covered by Brook Benton in 1970, who took it into the Top 10. It has since become something of a standard, being covered by a myriad of different artists.
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