Shout! Records is delighted to present the first CD series to collate the singles recordings by Joe Tex from his hit years on the Dial label and their Atlantic licensee, chronologically sequenced, and featuring the A-side and B-side of each 45. On this, Volume One, covering the years 1964 to 1966.
Joe was already a veteran of a decade of recordings on King, Ace and earlier Dial releases when producer Buddy Killen took him to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in October 1964 to record ‘Hold What You’ve Got’. The disc was a crossover smash hit, and the rest is history. Each of the 11 A-sides in this collection reached the R&B top 20 and the US national Hot 100, providing a lasting impression of infectious mix of humour and soul philosophy that graced the music of Joe Tex.
Although there have been numerous CD re-issues of Joe’s music, all to date have been either selective ‘greatest hits’ collections or have re-packaged various albums, so this is a ground-breaking ‘first’ in chronicling the illustrious career of the man dubbed ‘The Clown Prince of Soul’, Joe Tex.
First collection of Joe Tex singles in sequence of releases. Features all the A-sides and B-sides & 11 R&B top 20 hits including two chart-toppers. Each single was also a Billboard Hot 100 hit. Booklet features track by track annotation.
Hold What You've Got (Dial 4001 , 1964) / Fresh Out Of Tears (Dial 4001 , 1964) / You Better Get It (Dial 4003 , 1965) / You Got What It Takes (Dial 4003 , 1965) / A Woman Can Change A Man (Dial 4006 , 1965) / Don't Let Your Left Hand Know (Dial 4006 , 1965) / One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Dial 4011 , 1965) / Build Your Love On A Solid Foundation (Dial 4011 , 1965) / I Want To (Do Everything For You) (Dial 4016 , 1965) / Funny Bone (Dial 4016 , 1965) / A Sweet Woman Like You (Dial 4022 , 1965) / Close The Door (Dial 4022 , 1965) / The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) (Dial 4026 , 1965) / If Sugar Was As Sweet As You (Dial 4026 , 1965) / S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (Letter Song) (Dial 4028 , 1966) / I'm A Man (Dial 4028 , 1966) / I Believe I'm Gonna Make It (Dial 4033 , 1966) / You Better Believe It, Baby (Dial 4033 , 1966) / I've Got To Do A Little Bit Better (Dial 4045 1966) / What In The World (Dial 4045 , 1966) / Papa Was Too (Dial 4051 , 1966) / The Truest Woman In The World (Dial 4051 , 1966)
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