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This comprehensive collection of all of Joe Tex's Top Ten pop and R&B hits includes "Skinny Legs and All," "The Love You Save (May Be Your Own, " "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" and "A Sweet Woman Like You."


Born: 08 August 1933 in Rogers, TX

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Joe Tex made the first Southern soul record that also hit on the pop charts ("Hold What You've Got," in 1965, made number five in Billboard). His raspy-voiced, jackleg preacher style also laid some of the most important parts of rap's foundation. He is, arguably, the most underrated of all the '60s soul performers associated with Atlantic Records, although his records were more likely than those of most soul stars to become crossover hits. Tex was born Joseph Arrington in Rogers, TX, in 1933, and...
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