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Joe Tex

American singer and musician

Joe Tex

American singer and musician
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birthday
8th
August, 1935
Death
13th
August, 1982
Birth Place
Rogers, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Yusuf Hazziez (born Joseph Arrington Jr.; August 8, 1935 – August 13, 1982), known professionally as Joe Tex, was an American singer and musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of funk, country, gospel, and rhythm and blues.
His career started after he was signed to King Records in 1955 following four wins at the Apollo Theater. Between 1955 and 1964, he struggled to find hits, and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, “Hold What You’ve Got” in 1964, he had recorded 30 previous singles that were deemed failures on the charts. He went on to have four million-selling hits, “Hold What You’ve Got” (1965), “Skinny Legs and All” (1967), “I Gotcha” (1972), and “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” (1977). Joe Tex was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame six times, most recently in 2017.

instruments played
Vocals
Also Known As

Yusuf Hazziez

Birth Name

Joseph Arrington Jr.

Genres

R&B soul southern soul deep soul funk disco

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Origin

Baytown, Texas, U.S.

Years Active

1955 1982

Name

Joe Tex

Nationality

United States of America

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