Joe Tex

Biography

Joseph Arrington Jnr., 8 August 1933, Rogers, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1982, Navasota, Texas, USA. The professional career of this popular singer began onstage at the Apollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. Releases on King Records, Ace Records and the Anna labels were derivative and disappointing, but Tex meanwhile honed his songwriting talent. James Brown’s version of ‘Baby You’re Right’ (1962) became a US R&B number 2, after... Read more

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soul
funk
rhythm and blues
blues
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