The World of Joe Tex

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

Songs R-T

 

All songs written by Joe Tex unless otherwise listed.
RAIN GO AWAY
Recorded Nashville 1972
Dial single 1973
Album:  Joe Tex spills the beans
RELEASE ME
Written by Eddie Miller and William Stevenson
Recorded Nashville 1965
Unreleased at time, first issued on Hold what you've got / The new boss CD
RIGHT BACK TO MY ARMS 
Written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport
Recorded New York 1956
King single 1956
RUB DOWN
Written by Joe Tex and Lee Royal Hadley
Recorded Nashville 1977
Epic single 1977 (R&B 70)
Album:  Rub down
S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (THE LETTER SONG)
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966  (R&B 9, Pop 39)
Album:  I've got to do a little bit better
SASSY SEXY WIGGLE
Recorded Nashville 1975
Dial single 1975
SAY THANK YOU
Recorded Nashville 1964
Dial single 1964
SCOUT FOR GENERAL LEE
Registered with BMI, copyrighted 1961
No Joe Tex recording
Al Garner issued a single with this title on Excello 2208, 1961.
Is this Joe's song?
SEND HER HOME
Registered with BMI, copyrighted 1961
No recordings known
SET ME FREE
Written by Curly Putnam
Recorded Memphis, Nashville 1968
Album:  Soul country
SHAME
Recorded ?
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
SHE MIGHT NEED ME
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Sings with strings and things
SHE SAID YEAH
Written by Wilson Pickett, Don Covay, William Stevenson and Johnny Nash
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
SHE'S MINE   
Written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport
Recorded New York 1956
King single 1956
SHOW ME
Recorded Nashville 1967
Dial single 1967  (R&B 24, Pop 35)
Album:  Live and lively
SIT YOURSELF DOWN
Recorded New Orleans 1964
Checker single 1964
SKINNY LEGS AND ALL
Recorded Memphis 1967
Dial single 1967  (R&B 2, Pop 10)
Album:  Live and lively
SKIP A ROPE 
Written by Jack Moran and Glenn Tubb
Recorded Memphis, Nashville 1968
Album:  Soul country
SMALL TOWN GOSSIP
Cosmo, Jam single 1963
No Joe Tex recording
SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE
Recorded Beaumont Texas 1963
Dial single 1963
SOMETHING'S IN LIFE ARE WORTH DYING FOR 
Written by Dave Crawford and Willie Martin
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
SOUL MEETING
Written by Don Covay
Recorded Nashville + New York 1968
Atlantic single 1968 (R&B 34, Pop 91)
As 'The Soul Clan'  (Joe Tex,  Don Covay, Solomon Burke,  Arthur Conley, Ben E.King)
STEADY BOYFRIEND
Registered with BMI, copyrighted 1964
No recordings known
STICK YOUR KEY IN (AND START YOUR CAR)   
Written by Joe Tex, Buddy Killen and Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded 1979-80
Polydor single 1980
STOP LOOK AND LISTEN 
Written by Alfred Cook
Recorded Nashville 1965
Album:  The new boss
SUFFERIN' SO
See ' I should have kissed her more'
SURE IS GOOD
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969
Album:  Buying a book
SWEET SWEET WOMAN
Recorded Memphis 1968
Dial single 1968
Album:  Happy soul
TAKE MY BABY A LITTLE LOVE
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Sings with strings and things
TAKE THE FIFTH AMENDMENT
Recorded Memphis 1968
Album:  Happy soul
TAKIN' A CHANCE
Recorded Nashville 1971
Dial single 1971
Album:  I gotcha
TAKING CARE OF A WOMAN (IS A FULL TIME JOB)
Recorded Nashville 1966
Album:  I've got to do a little bit better
TELL ME RIGHT NOW
Recorded New York 1964
Album:  Hold what you've got
THAT'S HOW IT FEELS
Written by Don Covay and Bobby Womack
Recorded Nashville + New York 1968
Atlantic single 1968
As 'The Soul Clan'  (Joe Tex,  Don Covay, Solomon Burke,  Arthur Conley, Ben E.King)
THAT'S LIFE  
Written by Kelly Gordon and Dean Kay
Recorded 1967
Album:  Live and lively
THAT'S THE WAY
Recorded Memphis 1969
Dial single 1969  (R&B 46, Pop 94)
Album:  Buying a book
THAT'S YOUR BABY
Recorded Memphis 1968
Dial single 1968
Album:  Happy soul
THE BABY IS MINE 
Written by Jerry Williams Jr (Swamp Dogg)
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
THE DARK END OF THE STREET 
Written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman
Recorded Memphis, Nashville 1968
Album:  Soul country
THE LETTER SONG
See 'S.Y.S.L.J.F.M.'
THE LOVE YOU LEFT BEHIND
Registered with BMI 1959
No recordings known
THE LOVE YOU SAVE (MAY BE YOUR OWN)
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966 (R&B 2, Pop 56)
Album:  The love you save
THE NEXT TIME SHE'S MINE
Copyrighted 1964, Recorded 1963-64
Michelle single 1963-64
THE ONLY GIRL I VE EVER LOVED
Recorded 1961
Dial single 1961
THE ONLY WAY
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Buying a book
THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW TO LOVE YOU
Written by George Soule and Terry Woodford
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Dial single 1970
Album:  From the roots came the rapper
THE PECK
Recorded 1963
Dial single 1963
THE RIB
Recorded 1961
Dial single 1961
THE SAME OLD SOUP
Recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Sings with strings and things
THE SAME THINGS YOU DID TO GET ME
Recorded Nashville 1965 (as 'The same things it took to get me')
Duet with Mable John
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
Re-recorded Memphis 1969
Album:  Buying a book
THE TRUEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD
Recorded Nashville 1966
Dial single 1966
Album:  I've got to do a little bit better
THE WOMAN CARES 
Recorded Nashville 1971-72
Album:  I gotcha
THERE IS A GIRL
Recorded New York 1964
Album:  Hold what you've got
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE LOVE 
Written by Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid and Brad Shapiro
Recorded Muscle Shoals 1970
Album:  From the roots came the wrapper
THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG
Written by Bennie Lee McGinty
Recorded Nashville 1976-77
Album:  Bumps and bruises
THINGS I'D LIKE TO DO
Cosmo,  Jam single 1963
No Joe Tex recording
THIS TIME WE'LL MAKE IT ALL THE WAY
Written by Joe Tex and Jean Perry
Recorded Nashville 1980
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
TIME BRINGS ABOUT A CHANGE
Written by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen
Recorded New Orleans 1975
Unreleased at time
First issue: Different strokes LP 1989
TOGETHER AGAIN
Written by Buck Owens
Recorded Nashville 1965
Unreleased at time, first issued on Hold what you've got / The new boss CD
TOGETHER WE STAND
Recorded New York 1964
Album:  Hold what you've got
TRYING TO WIN YOUR LOVE
Recorded Nashville 1972
Dial single 1973
Album:  Joe Tex spills the beans