Joe Tex

Joe Tex (1933-1982) was an American soul singer with the raspy voice & charm of a southern preacher and the linguistic skills of a true street hustler. Joe Tex made a string of funky chart topping hits and occasional raps with moral themes. His peak as a hitmaker occured in the mid & late 60’s, but extended into the 70’s disco era.

Tex’s last name was Arrington. He later changed it to Hazziez after conversion to Islam but his stage name was Joe Tex, for Texas, the state he was born & later died in.

His breakthrough 1965 song "Hold What You’ve Got" topped both the Pop and R&B charts. In 1966 he released "I Believe I’m Gonna Make It", which was the first major pop record associated with the Vietnam War. His style was usually more light hearted fare, like "S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)" and his biggest hit "Skinny Legs And All".

His last major record was 1972’s funky jam "I Gotcha", a #1 song that would not have been out of place on a James Brown record of that era. It was after this release that he converted to Islam. After the death of Elijah Mohamed in 1975, Joe Tex received the blessing and approval of the Nation of Islam to begin recording and performing again. His career resurgence came as the disco years were in full swing. His late career comeback song was "Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)".

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Joe Tex Albums

0.0 12 Hits Joe Tex
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0.0 25 All Time Greatest Hits Joe Tex
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0.0 Ain’t Gonna Bump No More Joe Tex
Released on
January 26, 2009
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0.0 Aint Gonna Bump Joe Tex
Released on
December 3, 2010
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0.0 Best Of Joe Tex
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0.0 Bump to the Funk Joe Tex
Released on
May 20, 2012
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0.0 Buying a Book Joe Tex
Released on
May 15, 2002
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0.0 By the Time I Get to Phoenix Joe Tex
Released on
December 12, 2011
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0.0 Complete Dial Recordings, Volume 4 Joe Tex
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0.0 First On The Dial Joe Tex
Released on
January 26, 2009
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0.0 For My Woman Joe Tex
Released on
December 12, 2011
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0.0 From the Roots…Came the Rapper Joe Tex
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0.0 Funky Foundations Joe Tex
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0.0 Golden Classics Joe Tex
Released on
November 12, 1993
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0.0 Golden Legends Joe Tex
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0.0 Got You On My Mind Joe Tex
Released on
December 12, 2011
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0.0 Gotcha Joe Tex
Released on
July 28, 2008
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0.0 Grand Master of Soul Joe Tex
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0.0 Greatest Hits Joe Tex
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0.0 Greatest Hits (disc 1) Joe Tex
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