Tony Joe White (born July 23, 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie", and for "Rainy Night in Georgia" which he wrote but was firstly made popular by Brook Benton, and "Steamy Windows" - a hit for Tina Turner in 1989. "Polk Salad Annie" was also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.
Nicknamed "the Swamp Fox" in France (according to a European documentary), he is regarded as an original exponent of the sub-genre swamp rock. His songs have been recorded by at least 60 major artists. - Wikipedia