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A Real Sunday Soul Story ~ Tony Joe White ~ “Polk Salad Annie” – Stay Strong Louisiana


Talk about some blue-eyed soul this mans sound epitomized it.

Born in Goodwill, Louisiana he wrote the song from having been raised and experienced those roots in the swamplands where he was born in 1943. Oak Grove, La. situated just west of the Mississippi River, it’s a land of cotton-fields, where polk salad grows wild and alligators lurk in moss-covered swamps.

White stated:

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Ry Cooder ~ How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live ~ Song of the Day.

It was written, composed, and performed by Blind Alfred Reed in 1929.


The song was made famous by Ry Cooder on his 1970 self-titled album, Ry Cooder.

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