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Joe Tex: Successful Singer Texas-Style

uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 23 April 1966

JOE TEX started his career on a gamble with a flourish when he left Texas, after graduating from high school, to try for an audition and a spot on the Arthur Godfrey TV show in New York. He was successful in making the show and won wide plaudits. His next stop in the big city was the amateur night at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He was the winner for four weeks in a row and was signed on the spot to a recording contract with King Records. His first effort with King, 'Come In This House', and on flip side, 'Baby You Upset My Home' were instantaneous hits and small wonder, with his talents and the recording genius of Henry Glover.

Total word count of piece: 378


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