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Joe Tex: Successful Singer Texas-Style

Profile by 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 ...

Joe Tex, Little Richard, Robert Parker, the Isley Brothers et al: the Village Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 15 August 1966

KEY TO THE BLUES IS SHOWMANSHIP Dancing and Costumes Add Dash to 30 Singing Acts ...

Joe Tex: The Old Philosopher

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1967

I LIKE TO write songs from true experiences. Things that have actually happened. You can't get away from the truth of everyday life. Sometimes I'll ...

New Albums From Aretha Franklin, Mose Allison, Love et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 25 February 1967

NEW US SOUNDS INCLUDE Soul (Joe Tex & Aretha), Cool (Andy Williams) Beat (Shangri-Las, Love) Jazz (Mose Allison)   ...

New Albums From The Doors, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 22 April 1967

Orbison Gibson album — a fine LP but could be depressing... ...

The Wonderful Adventures of Joe Tex

Interview by 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 ...

Singles from the Beach Boys, the Parliaments, Wilson Pickett et al

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 18 November 1967


Bonanza Atlantic LP Issue: Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex et al

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 9 March 1968

IN AN EFFORT to smash the Tamla domination of the LP market, the rival R&B giant Atlantic have put out a batch of soul and ...

The NEW Blind Date: Alvin Lee

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 21 December 1968

ALVIN LEE, guitarist-leader of Ten Years After, recently returned from a successful Stateside tour, lent an ear to this week's selection of albums and singles ...

Clarence Carter, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, Sam & Dave: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 31 January 1970

IT'S BEEN three years since a soul tour of such importance has been to Britain. Then, in the spring of 1967, it was Otis Redding ...

Joe Tex

Profile by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, October 1972

I’VE NEVER met Joe Tex, never met anybody who has; never seen or heard an interview with him, never read a feature on him — ...

Joe Tex: Roots of the Rapper

Retrospective by Cliff White, Black Music, October 1975

Joe Tex, the greatest rapper of em' all, has made yet another (!) comeback. Cliff White traces his 20-year history... ...

Bumps 'n' bruises in Fayette, Mississippi: On tour with Joe Tex

Profile and Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 14 May 1977

THE SUN burns out of a clear blue sky like in all the best travel brochures; the air is warm and moist and heavy with ...

Joe Tex: Back to the grind for a bump man

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 28 May 1977

"WHEN I had a hit with 'Skinny Legs And All' I had a lot of hassles from women's libbers," recalled a hoarse Joe Tex on ...

Joe Tex: The Soul Of An Underdog

Profile and Interview by Joe McEwen, The Boston Phoenix, 31 May 1977

THE SHOW was held at South Philadelphia's Spectrum, still a brand-new facility in 1969, but it could well have been the fare at North Philly's ...

Joe Tex: The Gut Feeling For A Hit

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 20 June 1978

Joe stays close to the streets and the people who buy the records. Thus, he has a good instinct for what's a likely hit and ...

Joe Tex: Ain't Gonna Bump No More

Obituary by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 28 August 1982

Soul legend Tex is dead ...

Joe Tex: The Clown Prince of Soul

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, 'The Very Best of Joe Tex' (Charly Records), May 1988

WHEN NASHVILLE publisher-producer Buddy Killen first met Joe Tex in 1961, the singer already had six years of recording and performing under his belt. They ...

Joe Tex

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Joseph Arrington Jnr, 8 August 1933, Baytown, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas ...

Buddy Killen, 1932-2006: Nashville record man and music publisher

Obituary by John Broven, Now Dig This, December 2006

BUDDY KILLEN, the highly successful Nashville music publisher, songwriter and record man, died of liver and pancreatic cancer on November 1, 2006 at age 73.  ...


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