Unreleased Tony Joe White Songs Are Brought To Live, After His Death : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Hear how Tony Joe's son, Jody, took those songs to Dan Auerbach and how they, together, released a new album, Smoke From The Chimney.

Unreleased Tony Joe White Songs Are Brought To Live, After His Death

Dan Auerbach And Jody White on World Cafe

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  • "Smoke From The Chimney"
  • "Boot Money"
  • "Bubba Jones"
  • "Over You"
  • "Billy"

If you've ever lost someone close to you, had the experience of going through their things and uncovering parts of their life you didn't know about or discovered unfinished projects they were working on, you might find an inkling of your experience in Jody White's.

His father — singer-songwriter Tony Joe White — passed away in 2018. After, he found a bunch of Tony Joe's unreleased, unfinished songs.

We talked to the younger White and his collaborator Dan Auerbach on how they brought new life to the songs that compose Tony Joe White's post-humous album, Smoke From The Chimney.

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