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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Hi this is Kev-Lo you know Joe Tex was indeed a great soul legend that never really got much props in the soul music industry although he made such hits as Hold On To What You Got,Skinny Legs And All and his 70's hits I Got Cha and You Said A Bad Word.Joe Tex had a lot of talent and had a great soulful voice and he was a great dancer as well he was the one that James Brown got his moves from.Well SD's let's give props to the late great soul legend Joe Tex.
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Great post KevLo ! You're absolutly right about
Joe Tex. He's definetly a very underated singer.
I saw at the Apollo theater during his hey day
in the 60's and the early part of the 70's and
what a showman he was ! He's also the invented
the mike trick that his rival James Brown, stole
from him and adapted into his stage show. We
use to call him the " Country Preacher".

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

chancellorofsoul.com

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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 71
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 6:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kev Lo and Chancellor:

What I was crazy about in Joe Tex's peformances was his stage presence and style were very interactive with the audience. In every song he did there was always a bit of sarcasm and humor, which he mastered storytelling real life situations in his songs. He had a great voice, charm, style and wit about himself which is unmatched in his category of 'Country Preaching'. I would think Otis Redding was the 'Bishop'. LOL.

Good post Kev about an unsung underrated soul hero.

(Message edited by westside314 on April 19, 2004)

(Message edited by westside314 on April 20, 2004)
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tsaneladi (tsaneladi)
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I gotta go with ya on this. Joe Tex was great and very underated
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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What's up Kev?

Joe Tex was so great that even James Brown appropriated his microphone trick. What was so great about him was his sense of humor & everyman style. He sang like most of us spoke, nothing fancy, no posturing. Just plain every day people type of talk.

Many people would be surprised to know that he also recorded the first "beef" on wax song, the 60's equivalent of a battle song. The song James, You Can Have Her was a surprisingly personal song to record in those days. I loved Skinny Legs & All & I Got'cha was a song that all of us kids loved. You're Right Ray Charles was another of his funky & underrated songs. Who can ever forget Ain't Gonna Bump No More, one of the funniest songs ever?

I believe that his convertion to Islam alienated him in many's eyes & has kept him from getting his due. Nevertheless, Joe was very, very big in the 60s & was always a professional, likable entertainer.

RIP
Juice
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Post Number: 158
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah Joe Tex is one of the greatest...much props to him!
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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He had one of The Worlds'greatest senses of humour. A true expert on people, especially everyday folk. If he couldn't connect with you, you couldn't get connected.
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Robb...I agree...his songs spoke to the heart!
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john dixon (john_dixon)
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Man, I love Joe Tex and have only, in the past year, become really familiar with his material when I bought a greatest hits compilation. As much as I enjoy his better known songs, two of my new favorites are "Buying a Book", with Joe in full sermonette-in-a-song mode. The other is "Grandma Mary", one of those humorous slice-of-life numbers with enough underlying pathos to make it memorable. Both songs are great showcases for Joe's sense of humor,charisma and charm.

(Message edited by john dixon on April 20, 2004)
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Tony Russi (tony_russi)
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 4-2004
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I always loved Joe Tex and he was very good in person. After "I Gotcha" came out he came to Orlando and on the side of his tour bus was a big sign proclaiming "The New Soul Brother #1"...this was when James Brown was the DEAL, the reaction of the crowd in Orlando was like "who do you think you are" & I understand in Tampa people actually threw eggs & tomatoes at the side of the bus.I know the "rivalry" of the two went back to the late 50's when James Brown actually "stole" Joe Tex's wife Bea Ford away(so I heard) but I always enjoyed Joe Tex style my personal favorite record by him was "Woman Like That, Yeah".
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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Oh, he was fabulous! Highly underrated singer
for sure! His style was a little bit country
as he was prod. by Buddy Klien. My fav though
has to be "Hold What You Got". Big hit!!!
After all...everyone can count to three:-)

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