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Joe Tex - 25 All Time Greatest Hits

Joe TexAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 21, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: March 21, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Varese Fontana
  • ASIN: B00004S5GK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hold What You've Got
2. You Got What It Takes
3. You Better Get It
4. A Woman Can Change A Man
5. Don't Let Your Left Hand Know
6. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
7. I Want To (Do Everything For You)
8. A Sweet Woman Like You
9. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
10. S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)
11. I Believe I'm Gonna Make It
12. I've Got To Do A Little Bit Better
13. Papa Was Too
14. Show Me
15. Woman Like That, Yeah
16. A Woman's Hands
17. Skinny Legs And All
18. Men Are Gettin' Scarce
19. I'll Never Do You Wrong
20. Keep The One You Got
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Editorial Reviews

One of the most inventive soul singers of the '60s! Here are 25 of his best, featuring 11 Top 10 R&B hits, including I Want to (Do Everything for You); I Gotcha; A Sweet Woman Like You; The Love You Save (May Be Your Own); Skinny Legs and All; Hold What You've Got; Men Are Gettin' Scarce; Buying a Book , and more.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I got a Joe Tex greatest hits in 1966 and loved it and continually played it till the cd age. This cd has all the tracks from my vinyl album bar one - 'you had better get it'. They're all on '25 greatest hits'.
Apparently Joe had 33 hits - I guess that must be mostly from the R'n'B charts but he had some US top ten hits.
I remember him getting some airplay for 'Show me' and 'sweet woman like you' but don't recall him troubling the UK charts until the 70s with maybe his worst song - the aforementioned 'ain't gonna bop no more...'
Whatever, he doesn't have any huge hits that everyone knows and loves like Percy Sledge or Otis Redding, but he has tracks of that calibre - 'the Love you save' is easily as good as ' Try a little tenderness','I've been loving you too long' or 'When a man loves a woman'.
And he has more good ones. I find that I never listen to more than 6 tracks each from Otis or Percy Sledge, but I can listen to nearly all of this over and over, and then there's 'Live and lively' another live album which has more essential stuff not featured here.
Joe's voice doesn't seem to have the higher register that we've come to expect soul stars to show their chops by soaring into now and again. Instead he has an astonishing bass register that he soars down into to show off sometimes. Indeed, many of his self-penned songs seem designed to show off his bass register, most notably the gorgeous ' the Love You Save '. There's also an oft-noted country influence in his songwriting; in fact he recorded an album of country covers 'Soul Country'.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREATEST FROM THE GREATEST !! August 15, 2006
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This basically covers all the main trademark hits of the late great Joe Tex, that anyone would ever need, but i wish it would have added his pretty ballads of his B sides of "A Mothers Prayer" and "Baby It's Rainin'". But all n' all, this a great must have collection. Go buy yours today !!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's more to Joe Tex than "I Gotcha." November 13, 2005
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If you're not "into" soul music, you may know Joe Tex only from his mainstream hit "I Gotcha," and the follow-up, "You Said a Bad Word." Both of these are downright raunchy numbers that sounds like anthems for sexual predators. However, if you listen to this CD, you'll see that these are in sharp contrast to much of Joe Tex's material. Although some of the other songs, such as "Skinny Legs and All," are humorous, even these aren't raunchy to the same extent. More importantly, most of the songs deal with very serious subjects and show a strong sensitivity to real-life tragedy. These songs are also interesting musically because although they fall firmly into the genre of soul, there's a strong overtone of country in the mix. Joe Tex was actually from Texas, and pays tribute to that state in his chosen stage name. Give this a listen and you'll see that there's much more to Joe Tex than adolescent raunchiness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars soul with power October 18, 2012
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I'd agree with the other reviewers who lamented the fact the Joe Tex is underrated and often gets lost in the discussion about the great soul vocalists of the 60s and 70s. That said, his style is not for everyone. On many of his songs he comes off as a little too funny or playful. Nothing wrong with that, because this style is quite enjoyable, but I think that casualness (for lack of a better word) prevented him from being taken as seriously as some of the deep soul singers of the era. This single CD collection shows off his versatility, from mid-60s ballads to his mid-70s funky and disco-driven numbers. One thing many people might now know: Joe Tex wrote all of these songs himself, so he wasn't just some guy singing interpretations of other people's material. He was the genuine article and a gifted entertainer. I hate to use the word "unique" but that's fairly accurate. There weren't many singers like him ... then or now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great. April 13, 2014
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I remember Joe Tex when i was a teenager. loved his music back then and i still love it now. great music from a great singer.will tell all my friends about it. All the songs that i remember way back then. Just wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CD worth having ! April 5, 2008
By L. Reed
Format:Audio CD
I recently purchased this CD as a birthday gift. I know I chose the perfect gift because he hasn't stop playing it since he got it. Unlike some CDs that have only a couple of good songs with the rest being garbage; all of the songs on this CD are teriffic. There were even a couple of songs that he'd never heard before. This CD is worth having in your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars August 16, 2014
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One of the best
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most underrated artist of his time June 30, 2014
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Joe Tex was an extremely talented performer, singer and songwriter. He was an original.

For whatever reason his songs were never blockbuster hits, but they should have been.

He wrote most of his material, and his original songs are fantastic.

He was a truly gifted genius whose legacy lives on in these wonderful musical creations in this collection

It is a tragedy and a great loss to the world that his musical career was far too short
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5.0 out of 5 stars great
Wife wanted the music.....great quality
Published 15 days ago by David A. Winings
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fit in my collection
Published 27 days ago by David Norby
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD!
This is a nice CD. I'm a big fan of soul music, and Joe Tex definitely fits that mold! This was a good buy.
Published 5 months ago by Alice S. Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Tex Review
To those who just think they like Joe Tex, this CD will make them love him. He was truly an origional artist. Country Soul best describes his music.
Published 19 months ago by TED WILLIAMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe was just cooler than cool
Joe Tex was authentic soul. He never achieved the fame that the Temptations or the other giants of soul did, but he had an amazing cool, distinctive style and made his mark in his... Read more
Published 19 months ago by daniel bushman
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Southern Soul
I love Joe Tex and I am glad I purchased this CD. I love it and I would tell anyone to buy it. This man was very funny and had a huge influence on soul music.
Published 22 months ago by 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but still a goodie.
I bought this CD for the song "Hold on to What You've Got" a song that I remember from days long past and was delighted when I played the rest of the songs because all were great. Read more
Published 24 months ago by 2 pom mom
5.0 out of 5 stars He Loved It!
I purchased this CD as a gift for by manfriend. He absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend this CD for anyone who loves Blues/and or are fans of Joe Tex.
Published on September 20, 2011 by Sultana K., Hasan
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