Joe Tex Singles A's & B's, Volume 3: 1969-1972

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Label: Shout

Tracks:

  • 1.Buying A Book
  • 2.Chicken Crazy
  • 3.That's The Way
  • 4.Anything You Wanna Know
  • 5.We Can't Sit Down Now
  • 6.It Ain't Sanitary
  • 7.I Can't See You No More (Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • 8.Sure Is Good
  • 9.Everything Happens On Time
  • 10.You're Right, Ray Charles
  • 11.I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Part 1)
  • 12.I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Part 2)
  • 13.The Only Way I Know To Love You
  • 14.Bad Feet
  • 15.I Know Him
  • 16.Papa's Dream
  • 17.I'm Comin' Home
  • 18.Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants
  • 19.Takin' A Chance
  • 20.I Gotcha
  • 21.A Mother's Prayer
  • 22.You Said A Bad Word
  • 23.It Ain't Gonna Work Baby

Product Description:

Audio Remasterer: Ian Jones .
Liner Note Author: Clive Richardson .
Recording information: American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (03/13/1969); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (03/13/1969); Muscle Shoals, AL (03/13/1969); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (03/13/1969); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (03/13/1969); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (04/30/1969); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (04/30/1969); Muscle Shoals, AL (04/30/1969); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (04/30/1969); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (04/30/1969); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (06/05/1970); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (06/05/1970); Muscle Shoals, AL (06/05/1970); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (06/05/1970); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (06/05/1970); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (10/10/1969); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (10/10/1969); Muscle Shoals, AL (10/10/1969); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (10/10/1969); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (10/10/1969); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (12/04/1969); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (12/04/1969); Muscle Shoals, AL (12/04/1969); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (12/04/1969); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (12/04/1969); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (1970); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (1970); Muscle Shoals, AL (1970); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (1970); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (1970); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (1971); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (1971); Muscle Shoals, AL (1971); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (1971); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (1971); American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN (1972); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (1972); Muscle Shoals, AL (1972); The Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (1972); Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN (1972).
You'd need a big box set to hold every worthwhile Joe Tex recording, but in the absence of that, you could do worse than to pick up the volumes in Shout's retrospectives of the singles from his prime commercial and artistic period. The only big pop hit (and it was a monster) on this 23-track survey of 1969-1972 singles is "I Gotcha." But most of the material on this collection is worth hearing. It's sequenced, with one exception, in the order each single was released, each A-side followed by its flip; the exception, in a sensible stretch of the rules, puts "Pt. 2" of "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (as issued on a 1972 Atlantic single) right after the "Pt. 1" version Tex placed on a 1970 Dial 45. There are plenty of humorous uptempo funky numbers here, as you'd expect, Tex being about as good at that style as anyone. But there are also good churchy slow numbers with quasi-raps; some of the more eccentric risqu‚ soul lyrics this side of Swamp Dogg in "It Ain't Sanitary"; a Ray Charles tribute ("You're Right, Ray Charles"); and that oddball cover of Bacharach-David's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," complete with the kind of trendy electric sitar that garnished many a soul-pop production of the day. He gets into serious songs sometimes, too, but those are usually among the least memorable numbers; it's when he's dancing, smiling, and/or sermonizing that he's in his best element. Soul expert Clive Richardson's knowledgeable liner notes give you plenty of background information, as well as detailed session and chart info. ~ Richie Unterberger
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