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Elvis Presley – Polk Salad Annie

April 15, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Elvis Presley, Male

In 1969 Tony Joe White released his song Polk Salad Annie. After nearly a year sitting in limbo, the single was released but not selling, it finally caught on and ended up reaching Number 8 on the charts.

Elvis Presley soon afterward added it as one of the songs for his live performances remaining as one of the songs in his live lineup.

It was recorded several times and released on the albums: “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” (documentary film, 1970), “On Stage” (1970) and “Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden” (1972).

I have always considered this one of Elvis’ underrated songs and one his best of the 70s.

And for those who want to compare, here is a version done by Tony Joe.

And another by Tony Joe White singing a duet with Johnny Cash from the Johnny Cash Show.

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