The World of Joe Tex

Singer, dancer, writer, preacher, rapper, comic and all around original...

Songs A-D

 

All songs written by Joe Tex unless otherwise listed.
16 BARS
Registered with BMI 2004
No recordings known
A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album: Sings with strings and things
A SWEET WOMAN LIKE YOU
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965  (R&B 1, Pop 29)
Album: The love you save
A WOMAN CAN CHANGE A MAN
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965  (R&B 12, Pop 56)
Album: The new boss
A WOMAN SEES A HARD TIME (WHEN HER MAN HAS GONE)
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1967
Album: I've got to do a little bit better
A WOMAN'S HANDS
Recorded Nashville 1967
Dial single 1967  (R&B 24, Pop 63)
Album: Live and lively
AIN'T GONNA BUMP NO MORE (WITH NO BIG FAT WOMAN)  
Written by Buddy Killen and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Epic single 1977  (R&B 7, Pop 12)
Album: Bumps and bruises
AIN'T I A MESS
Recorded Baton Rouge 1960
Anna single 1961
AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS  
Written by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins
Recorded New York 1957
King single 1957
ALL A MAN NEEDS (IS HIS WOMAN'S LOVE)
Recorded Nashville 1967
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY  (PARTS 1 & 2)
Written by Berry Gordy, Gwen Gordy, Roquel Davis
Recorded Baton Rouge 1960
Anna single 1960
ALL THE HEAVEN A MAN REALLY NEEDS
Recorded Nashville 1972
Dial single 1973
Album: Joe Tex spills the beans
ANOTHER WOMAN'S MAN
Recorded New York 1955
First issued on King LP: The best of Joe Tex
ANY LITTLE BIT 
Written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
Recorded Nashville 1965
Album: The new boss
ANYTHING YOU WANNA KNOW
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969
Album: Buying a book
ARE WE READY
Recorded New York 1964
Album: Hold what you've got
BABY BE GOOD
Recorded Memphis 1968
Album: Happy soul
BABY IT'S RAINING
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Dial single 1975
BABY LET ME STEAL YOU
Recorded Nashville 1971-72
Album: I gotcha
BABY YOU'RE RIGHT
Recorded Baton Rouge 1960
Anna single 1961
BACK OFF
Written by Joe Tex and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Unreleased at  time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
BAD FEET
Recorded Memphis/Nashville 1971
Dial single 1971
Album: I gotcha
BE COOL (WILLIE IS DANCING WITH A CISSY)
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Album: Bumps and bruises
BE KIND TO OLD PEOPLE
Written by Joe Tex and Gloria Thompson
Recorded Nashville 1977-78
Epic single 1978
Album: Rub down
BE YOUR OWN JUDGE
Recorded Nashville 1962
Dial single 1962
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN 
Written by Anthony Dorsey
Recorded 1968
Dial single 1968   (Joe Tex Band)
BLESSED ARE THESE TEARS
Recorded New Orleans 1959
Ace single 1959
BLOOD'S THICKER THAN WATER
Recorded Nashville 1963
Dial single 1963
BOYS WILL BE BOYS   
Recorded New Orleans 1960
Ace single 1960
BUILD YOUR LOVE (ON A SOLID FOUNDATION)
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965
Album: The love you save
BUYING A BOOK
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969  (R&B 10, Pop 47)
Album:  Buying a book
BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX 
Written by Jimmy Webb
Recorded Memphis/Nashville 1968
Album:  Soul country
C C RIDER
(Joe Tex credited as writer although many previous versions)
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1967
Album: The new boss
CALL ANOTHER DOCTOR ON THE CASE
Paul Kelly, Dial single 1968
No Joe Tex recording
CAT'S GOT HER TONGUE
Recorded Nashville 1972
Dial single 1973
Album:  Joe tex spills the beans
CHAINED IN THE MIND 
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
CHARLIE BROWN GOT EXPELLED   
Recorded New Orleans 1959
Ace single 1959
CHICKEN CRAZY
Recorded Memphis 1968
Dial single 1969
Album: Happy soul
CHOCOLATE CHERRY   
Written by Anthony Dorsey
Recorded 1968
Dial single 1968   (Joe Tex Band)
CLOSE THE DOOR
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965
Album:  The love you save
COME IN THIS HOUSE
Recorded New York1955
King single 1955
COMPETITION
Written by ?
Recorded 1958-60
Unreleased at time
First issue: History of Joe Tex LP
CONGRATULATIONS (WHERE YOU BEEN GIRLS)
Written by Joe Tex and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1977/78
Album:  Rub down
CUT IT OUT   
Written by Chuck Willis
Recorded New Orleans 1957
Ace single 1958
DADDY'S GOT A BAD BACK
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Sings with strings and things
DAVY YOU UPSET MY HOME
Recorded New York 1955
King single 1955
DETROIT CITY 
Written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill
Recorded Nashville 1965
Album:  The new boss
DID YOU GET MY MESSAGE
Registered with BMI, copyrighted 1965
No recordings known although Bobby Marchan recorded an unissued version 
for Dial in 1965
DISCOMONIA
Written by Joe Tex and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded 1979
Dial single 1979
DO RIGHT WOMAN-DO RIGHT MAN 
Written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman
Recorded Nashville 1967
Album:  Live and lively
(INSANITY)  DOES IT RUN IN YOUR FAMILY?
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Unreleased at  time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
DON'T CRY OVER SPILLED MILK
Written by Joe Tex and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1977-78
Album:  Rub down
DON'T DO DA DO
Written by Joe Tex, Bennie Lee McGinty and Bilaliah Hazziez
Recorded 1981
Columbia single 1981
DON'T GIVE UP
Recorded Nashville 1967
Dial single 1967
Album:  Live and lively
DON'T HIT ME NO MORE
Written by Joe Tex under the name Johnnie Mae Williams
Mable John Stax single 1967
No Joe Tex recording
DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME   
Recorded New Orleans 1959
Ace single 1959
DON'T LET YOUR LEFT HAND KNOW (WHAT YOUR RIGHT HAND IS DOING) 
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965
Album:  The love you save
DON'T MAKE YOUR CHILDREN PAY (FOR YOUR MISTAKES)
Recorded Nashville 1965
Album:  The new boss
DON'T PLAY
Recorded New Orleans 1963
Checker single 1963
DON'T PLAY WITH ME
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded New Orleans  1975
Unreleased at  time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989