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The Wonderful Adventures of Joe Tex

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1967

WE'VE HEARD very few Joe Tex songs, even album songs, that we didn't tike. He tops that on stage with his great band. Plus, he's about the nicest guy we ever ran into anywhere. (Wow, here's a brilliant sidelight: Someone ought to update Porgy & Bess with Joe Tex as Porgy, Dionne Warwick as Bess, Wilson Pickett as Sportin' Life and Otis Redding as Crowder.) Any road, here's Joe's own story.

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