Tag: Joe South

The soul of Matthew E White

Saturday, 16 February, 2013 0 Comments

Faith is one of the themes of Big Inner, the new album by rising star Matthew E White. The closing track, Brazos, tells of two fleeing slaves and how they turn to the religion of their former owners for protection It ends with a gospel mantra: “Jesus Christ is our lord / Jesus Christ, he is your friend.” The country-soul of Matthew E White is original and for those in need of an antidote to the Beyoncé hangover, Big Inner is the cure. White, from Virginia, is a son of the American South and if you listen closely, you’ll hear echoes of Games People Play by Joe South here.

Oh, the games people play

Saturday, 8 September, 2012

The year 1969 was the year of songs such as Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Get Back by The Beatles. Elvis Presley released In the Ghetto and Johnny Cash had a hit with A Boy Named Sue. But the Grammy Award for Song of the Year went to Joe South for Games […]

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