7 Classic Rock Songs To Summarize The Career Of Joe Tex

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Joseph Arrington Jr. better or known as Joe Tex achieved his success during the 1960s and 70s’ by mixing the styles of funk, country, gospel, and rhythm and blues calling it the Southern soul. Here’s our look at the 7 Classic Rock SongsTo Summarize The Career Of Joe Tex:


7. You’re Right Ray Charles

A meta song that defined his career in the 70s’ — he was like something of a song prophesying things at are already taking place when he recorded it. Listen to the song below:


6. Buying A Book

Buying A Book came out of Muscle Shoals released in 1969, it’s just one of his minor masterpiece but serves as proof that he was indeed one of the great voices of R&B. 


5. Papa Was Too

The song was released in 1966 as one of the tracks from the album I’ve Got to Do a Little Bit Better. He recorded and released the song with Dial Records. A piece that shows the absolute power of music; heavy and yet simple. 


4. Show Me

The title track from his 1967 album, Show Me and was released as a single. The track was his fourteenth release to make the US R&B chart peaking at No. 24 on the R&B chart and No. 35 on the Billboard’s Hot 100.


3. Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)

A song he co-wrote with Buddy Killen, and he released it as a single in 1977 where he reached the top 40 of the US pop and R&B charts for the first time since 1972. 


2. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)

The Love You Save was one of his five singles that entered the top 40 on the R&B charts in 1966 along with S.Y.S.L.J.F.M or known as The Letter Song. 


1. I Gotcha

Joe Tex’s most well-known song. He wrote the song intended to be recorded by King Floyd, but never he never did. Tex recorded it in the late 1960s but he did not release it and re-recorded it in late 1971 and was released as a B-Side of “A Mother’s Prayer.”