Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)
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It's time to give the late Joe his due. REALLY. One of the best soul performers ever.
Posted by DJ Dave M on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 08:48am
Oh, and that 14% Is A JOKE, with his being nominated three times. I'd give him AT LEAST 50%.
Posted by DJ Dave M on Wednesday, 11.1.06 @ 08:50am
Solomon Burke,James Brown,Rolling Stones,Carly Simon,Denise LaSalle,Johnny Cash,Ike and Tina Turner,Salt and Pepper, are just a few who recorded songs written by Joe Tex. For Joe Tex not to be in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame shows that Some one didn't do there homework. Soul Country, Ask Dolly Parton, and even Elvis loved to watch Joe Tex perform.
Posted by Shabazz on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 18:56pm
Elvis also liked to watch EVERY program airing on broadcast television SIMULTANEOUSLY along with eating while taking a big, steaming dump. I don't think Elvis is the best endorsement one could have, hell, he approved of Nixon.
Posted by Casper on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 19:56pm
Could've sworn I heard Springsteen was a big Suicide fan....come on, Bruce.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 05:56am
FROM THE DIGITAL DREAM DOOR
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 03:09am
Joseph Arrington Jr. (1933-1982) was born in East Texas and laid to rest there 49 years later. He had a glorious career that began with him singing gospel in church, and led to him winning a talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem in 1954. Joe Tex’s recording career began with Syd Nathan at King Records in 1955, followed by sides at Ace, Anna, Parrot and Checker, as many as 30 singles that never saw the charts. As a songwriter, however, he hit it when James Brown covered his “Baby You’re Right” in 1961 and took it to #2. That brought Joe to publisher Buddy Killen’s Nashville-based R&B label Dial Records, an Atlantic imprint. Jerry Wexler brought Joe to Rick Hall’s FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1964, and “Hold What You’ve Got” became the first Southern soul 45 out of Fame to hit #1 R&B and Top 10 pop. At age 31, Joe became a hit machine, with more than two dozen consecutive R&B/pop crossovers on Dial through the early ’70s. Many of them became grist for young rockers (the Animals’ cover of “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show”). Joe’s music was also a building block of Jamaican toasters and early hip-hop. He entered the Muslim ministry in 1972, the same year he scored his final #1 with the rude “I Gotcha” – though he encored five years later with “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman).” When Joe Tex died in 1982, his pallbearers were fellow Soul Clan brothers Wilson Pickett, Don Covay and Ben E. King, along with Killen and Percy Mayfield.
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 03:13am
Tex was one of James Brown's biggest rivals. Real personal. It was war.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 10.8.10 @ 11:51am
don't believe it .Another tragic slap in the face of all that's holy R&R. People, People...do you not know what you have done...may you one day be forgiven. Joe Tex [of course] it's not even a real question. Sadly to play the other side of the fence; I don't think it's productive to hurt the feelings of any of these artists...but I scanned through the hundreds who are already eligible and, again sadly, only about 11, give or take, should be rock solid in the Hall.
Posted by Cole Younger on Thursday, 04.21.11 @ 11:45am
should be in just as good a singer as percy sledge wilson pickett james brown
Posted by keith on Thursday, 10.6.11 @ 12:09pm
Could go either way on Joe Tex's induction, really. But I'm shocked to see FRL only giving 6% induction chances for someone who's been nominated 4 times.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.8.11 @ 12:17pm
one of the great soul singers!
Posted by Happy on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 23:34pm
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