Joe Tex

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a.k.a. Joseph Arrington, Jr.

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Legal name: Joseph Arrington, Jr.

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Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1935– August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel and rhythm and blues.

His career started after he was signed to King Records in 1955 following four wins at the Apollo Theater. Between 1955 and 1964, he struggled to find hits and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, "Hold What You've Got", in 1964, he had recorded thirty prior singles that were deemed failures on the charts. He went on to have four million-selling hits, "Hold What You've Got" (1965), "Skinny Legs and All" (1967), "I Gotcha" (1972), and "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" (1977).

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1965 Hold What You've Got 1
1966 I've Got to Do a Little Bit Better 1
1966 The Love You Save 1
1968 Live and Lively 1
1969 Buying A Book 1
1970 Sings With Strings & Things 1
1972 I Gotcha 1
1977 Bumps & Bruises 2
1978 Rub Down 1
1979 He Who Is Without Funk Cast the First Stone 1
2001 The Love You Save / I've Got to Do a Little Bit Better 1
2002 Live and Lively / Soul Country 1
Bump To The Funk 1
From the Roots... Came the Rapper 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1967 The Best of Joe Tex 1
1988 The Very Best of Joe Tex 1
1988 I Believe I'm Gonna Make It! (The Best of Joe Tex) 1
1991 Joe Tex Greatest Hits 1
1994 Skinny Legs and All 1
1996 The Very Best of Joe Tex 1
2000 25 All-Time Greatest Hits 1
2002 Buying a Book 1
2003 This Is Gold 1
2005 25 Greatest Hits 1
2008 Get Way Back: The 1950s Recordings 1
2008 First on the Dial: Early Singles and Rare Gems 1
2010 Singles A's & Bs Vol 2 1967 - 1968 1
Complete Dial Recordings, Volume 4 1
Golden Classics 1
Grand Master of Soul 1
Greatest Hits 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1966 S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) / I'm a Man 1
1967 Show Me / A Woman Sees a Hard Time 1
1968 Chocolate Cherry / Betwixt and Between 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
1972 The History of... Joe Tex 1

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