The World of Joe Tex

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

Songs I-K

 

All songs written by Joe Tex unless otherwise listed.
I ALMOST GOT TO HEAVEN ONCE
Written by Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Epic single 1977
Album:  Bumps and bruises
I BELIEVE I'M GONNA MAKE IT
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966 (R&B 8, Pop 67)
Album:  I've got to do a little bit better
I CAN DO IT BETTER 
Written by Don Covay
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
I CAN SEE EVERYBODY'S BABY (BUT I CAN'T SEE MINE)
Written by Leroy Kirkland and Mamie Thomas
New lyrics by Joe Tex
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
I CAN'T SEE YOU NO MORE (WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME)
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969
Album:  Sings with strings and things
I COME TO YOU
Recorded Nashville 1972
Album:  Joe Tex spills the beans
I DON'T TRUST MYSELF AROUND YOU
Recorded Nashville 1966
Album:  The love you save
I DON'T WANT YOU TO LOVE ME (IF YOU'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT IT)
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
I EXPECT A WHOLE MAN BACK
Recorded ?
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
I GOTCHA
Recorded Nashville 1971-72
Dial single 1972 (R&B 1, Pop 2)
Album:  I gotcha
I GOTCHA (Ballad version)
Recorded Nashville 1977-78
Album:  Rub down
I HAD A GOOD HOME BUT I LEFT (PART 1, PART 2) 
Recorded Nashville 1964
Dial single 1964
I HAD TO COME BACK TO YOU 
Written by Rose McKoy and Charles Singleton
Recorded New York 1956
King single 1956
I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT
Registered with BMI, copyrighted 1961
Written by Joe, listed as Joe on "The soul of Joe Tex" compilation, but
singer does not sound like Joe. Anyone have info?
I JUST WANT WHAT BELONGS TO ME
Bobby Marchan, Dial single 1967
No Joe Tex recording
I KNEW HIM
Recorded 1971
Dial single 1971
I KNOW HOW YOU LIKE YOUR LOVIN'
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded Nashville 1977-78
Album:  Rub down
I LET HER GET AWAY
Recorded 1962
Dial single 1963
I LOVE YOU AND I THANK YOU
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  With strings and things
I MESS UP EVERYTHING I GET MY HANDS ON
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Epic single 1977
Album:  Bumps and bruises
I SHOULD HAVE KISSED HER MORE
Recorded Beaumont, Texas 1963
Dial single 1963
I WANNA BE FREE
Recorded Nashville 1962
Dial single 1963
I WANT TO (DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU)
Recorded Nashville 1965
Dial single 1965 (R&B 1, Pop 23)
Album:  The new boss
I WANT TO HAVE A TALK WITH YOU
Recorded New York 1957
King single 1957
I'D RATHER HAVE YOU
Recorded Nashville 1964
Dial single 1964
IF SUGAR WAS AS SWEET AS YOU
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966
Album:  The love you save
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU JUST DON'T KNOW
Dialtones, Dial single 1967
No Joe Tex recording
IF YOU DON'T WANT THE MAN (DON'T TAKE THE MONEY)
Recorded Nashville 1978
Dial single 1979
Album:  He Who Is Without Funk Cast the First Stone
I'LL MAKE EVERYDAY CHRISTMAS (FOR MY WOMAN)   
Recorded Nashville 1967
Dial single 1967
I'LL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART (PARTS 1 & 2)
Written by Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler and Calvin Carter
New lyrics by Joe Tex
Recorded Baton Rouge 1960
Anna single 1960
I'LL NEVER DO YOU WRONG
Recorded Memphis/Nashville 1968
Dial single 1968  (R&B 26, Pop 59)
Album:  Soul country
I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Dial single 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
I'M A MAN
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966
Album:  The love you save
I'M COMIN' HOME
Recorded Nashville or Memphis 1971
Dial single 1971
I'M GOING AND GET IT
Written by Joe Tex, Arnold Mitchell and Bruce Scott
Recorded 1967
Dial single 1967
I'M GOING BACK AGAIN
Recorded Nashville 1975
Dial single 1975
I'M GONNA TRY LOVE AGAIN
Recorded Nashville 1972
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
I'M LEAVING YOU DINNER
See 'Leaving you dinner'
I'M NOT GOING TO WORK TODAY
Recorded 1964
Album:  Hold what you've got
IT AIN'T GONNA WORK BABY
Recorded Nashville 1971-72
Dial single 1972
Album:  I gotcha
IT AIN'T SANITARY
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969
Album:  Buying a book
IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU BABY
Registered with BMI 2010
No recordings known
IT'S RIDICULOUS
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
I'VE BEEN WAITING ON YOU
Written by ? Recorded ?
Unreleased at time
Available as download / stream
Sounds like 1970's recording, anyone have info?
I'VE GOT A SONG
Copyrighted 1964, Recorded 1963-64
Michelle single, 1963-64
I'VE GOT TO DO A LITTLE BIT BETTER
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966 (R&B 20, Pop 64)
Album:  I've got to do a little bit better
I'VE SEEN ENOUGH
Recorded 1972
Dial single 1973
JUMP BAD   
Written by Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Album:  Bumps and bruises
JUST FOR YOU AND ME
Recorded New Orleans 1957
Ace single 1958
JUST OUT OF REACH
Written by Virgil Stewart
Recorded Nashville 1965
Unreleased at time, first issued on Hold what you've got / The new boss CD
KEEP THE ONE YOU'VE GOT
Recorded Memphis 1968
Dial single 1968 (R&B 13, Pop 52)
Album:  Happy soul
KING OF THE ROAD 
Written by Roger Miller
Recorded Nashville 1965
Album:  The new boss
KING THADDEUS
Recorded Nashville 1972
Dial single 1973
Album: Joe Tex spills the beans