Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream


Analogue Productions



Product No.:
AAPP 2708
UPC: 753088270819

200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  

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45 RPM Vinyl Record

"Audiophiles, this is a must-have LP. The sound is completely natural with no studio artifacts. What stands out, though, are the timbral qualities of the instruments and White's great voice. Organ, piano and bass are there for harmonic effect, but the sounds of the drums and guitars are some of the best I've heard from my system. Originally recorded in 1973, this reissue LP jumped to the top of my short list for Audiophilia's Star Recordings of the Year, 2013." Anthony Kershaw,, May 2013

"From the fantastic opening groove of 'Saturday Nite in Oak Grove, Louisiana' to soul searching ballads like 'For Ol' Times Sake' and 'Ol' Mother Earth', Homemade Ice Cream will sustain your interest with great melodies and superb playing. And all are sung with charisma and sensitivity featuring White's husky baritone voice." Anthony Kershaw,, May 2013

"This is, after all, the man who gave 'Polk Salad Annie' to Elvis (although White did hit the charts with it) and 'Rainy Night in Georgia' to Brook Benton, as well as creating hits for Dusty Springfield, Hank Williams Jr. and many others...TJW is swampier than the rest, so this will appeal to anyone who used to read ZigZag." Sound Quality: 86% - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, August 2012

"Not a song on this album is less than compelling and some are downright searing. White's vulnerability and ability to convey heartbreak and hurt put him in Roy Orbison's class, though he expresses these feelings less bombastically...The sound starts out really good but just gets better as it goes, with side two's final four tracks being astonishingly transparent and intimate-sounding - as if you're sitting on the other side of the microphones...The Quality Record Pressings pressing quality is state of the art." Music = 8/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer,, March 2012

"... Among the mass of truly memorable and talented songwriters who practiced their craft in the late 1960s and early '70s, Tony Joe White is the quiet master. ... It's slightly mind-twisting to think that the LP reissue movement is now digging deep into major-label catalogs the way CD reissues once did. Dig on!" Performance = 3.5/5; Sonics = 4/5 — Robert Baird, Stereophile, January 2012

A Personal Favorite of Acoustic Sounds CEO Chad Kassem 

"You might not know this record," says Chad, "but give it a try and I guarantee you will be blown away."

You may or may not know of Tony Joe White, but we all know his two most famous songs - "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night In Georgia." This record is up to the standards of those great numbers. So soulful, humid, rich and textured. Or as Tony Joe would say, "It's swampy."

The last four songs on side two of this album are going to positively floor you. They are so sparse and bluesy and emotional. And the sound is as good as the music. With this new QRP pressing, the sound is so good it's tape-like. So solid and jet-black is the foundation from which the music just jumps. Ya gotta hear it to understand what we're trying to describe. It's one of those jaw-hit-the-floor, sit-in-stunned-silence, goose-bump-raising, tears-in-your-eyes records. You know, the kind we're all looking for as audiophiles? 

When Chad decided to reissue this album, he knew that it wasn't going to be a top-seller. But it's one of his all-time favorites for music and sound, and we feel that whoever takes a chance on this one is going to be richly rewarded. We gotta figure this one is going to end up being one of the favorites of some of our customers, too. If you trust us at all, you can buy with great confidence.

Homeade Ice Cream was originally released in 1973 on Warner Bros. and was co-produced by White and legendary Atlantic producer Tom Dowd. It's White's sixth overall record and his third for Warner Bros. This is very much a back porch acoustic affair. The music has the space to breathe, one of the reasons for the life-like sound.


Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana
For Ol' Times Sake
I Want Love (Tween You & Me)
Homemade Ice Cream
Ol' Mother Earth
California On My Mind
Backwoods Preacher Man
Takin' The Midnight Train
No News Is Good News
Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Love this album

posted on 10/05/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken W.
I picked this up from the Acoustic Sounds booth at this year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and I was paying for my purchases Chad saw what I was buying, his face lit up and he remarked that it was his favorite record. I've just finished my second listen, and I completely understand why. Beautiful, understated and moving country blues. This one is going to played a lot-Tony Joe is the real deal.

Lucked out on quality

posted on 12/17/2013
3 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
Music 4 stars, Pressing 2 stars. Usually QRP products are of a very high standard but I am disappointed with my copy because it is warped and has crackles. Other than that the sound stage is unique and fresh.

Wonderful Reissue ...

posted on 10/27/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Satrus
I despaired of ever finding a quiet copy of this one and I missed out on a Japan pressing on Ebay some years back reducing me to the German CD issue, fine CD though it is. Not to worry, thanks to the good folks at QRP, this one was well worth the wait. Sound Quality is exemplary and the pressing quality is out of Japan .. not .. it is a superb U.S. pressing out of Salem, KS, U.S.A., from QRP! How about doing 'This Train I'm On' next? In all honesty, this is a must have for all of the above and not least the fine, fine music. A+++++++++++++++!

Stunning release!

posted on 09/29/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: E Lubow
Is QP's new reissue of "Homemade Ice cream" by Tony Joe White as good as Chad says it is (" It's one of those jaw- hit-the-floor, sit-in-stunned-silence,goose-bump-raising, tears-in-your-eyes records.")? Well,that may be slight hyperbole (perhaps Chad had a joint too many), but it is a damn good record, very laid-back, blusey guitar and backup with stunning sound. The pressing is perfectly flat, centered, and scarily quiet. Not a tic to be heard. Perhaps some of the songs may not be that memorable, but they're all quite enjoyable and beautifully rendered. And it's only $25. But no thick cover this time, which is fine for just one record. If you like the music (and you can sample tracks on the "all music" site), get this one. It's great.

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