Joe Tex (born Joseph Arrington Jr. , 8 August 1933 — 13 August 1982), was an American soul and Disco singer-songwriter most popular during the 1960s and 1970s leading the Joe Tex Band. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. His style of speaking over music, which he called "rap", made him a predecessor of the modern style of music. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with
Joe Tex was born in Baytown, Texas. Baytown is a City in Chambers and Harris Counties in the Gulf Coast region of the U Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. His professional career as a singer began onstage at the Apollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist Although his early releases on King Records (USA), Ace and the Anna Records labels were derivative and disappointing, Tex meanwhile honed his songwriting talent. King Records is an American Record label, started in 1943 by Syd Nathan and headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both James Brown's cover version of "Baby You're Right" (1962) became a U.S. number 2 hit, after which Tex was signed to Dial Records. James Joseph Brown Jr (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006 commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" the "King of Funk" and "The In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Although early releases showed promise, it was not until 1965 that Tex prospered, guided by Nashville, Tennessee record producer, Buddy Killen. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Buddy Killen (born November 13, 1932 - November 1, 2006) was a Record producer and music publisher, and a former owner Recorded at the FAME studio in Florence, Alabama and distributed by Atlantic on Killen's Dial record label, "Hold On To What You've Got" was a U. Florence is a city in and the County seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock S. Top 5 hit. In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top Others followed, namely "A Woman Can Change A Man", and "The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)" which were both slow ballads. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. But a change in tempo also brought hits such as "S. Y. S. L. J. F. M. (The Letter Song) (1966), and "Show Me" (1967).
In the late 1960s, future blues legend, bass guitarist W. C. Clark, joined the Joe Tex Band. W C Clark (born Wesley Curley Clark on November 15[[ 939]] in Austin Texas) is a legendary musician known as the "Godfather of Austin Blues" for his influence Clark had left his hometown of Austin, Texas where he thought the R&B scene had died. But during a tour with the band back through Austin, W. C. left Joe Tex and moved back to Austin, where he went on to develop his reputation as the "Godfather of Austin Blues. " 
Meanwhile the singles "Skinny Legs And All" and "Men Are Getting Scarce" also became major hits for Joe Tex, but the singer seemed unsure of his future direction. His last major hit of that time was "I Gotcha" in 1972, and it was then he decided to retire.
A convert to the Muslim faith since 1966, he changed his name to Yusuf Hazziez, and toured as a spiritual lecturer. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion He has two sons, Ramadan Hazziez and Jwaade Hazziez.
He returned to music in 1975, and two years later enjoyed a massive comeback hit with "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman), which reached U. S. #12. By the 1980s he had withdrawn again from full-time performing. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. He devoted himself to Islam, his Texas ranch and the Houston Oilers American Football team. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville Tennessee.
Joe Tex died at Navasota, Texas, following a heart attack, just days after his 49th birthday. Navasota is a city in Grimes County, Texas, United States. The population was 6789 at the 2000 census Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply
Tex had a feud with James Brown after James Brown took his wife, Bea Ford as well as the report that James Brown took his dance moves. Similarities do exist in their dance moves (Joe Tex  and James Brown ). He then wrote a song called "You Keep Her. " They shared a few more shows together until Tex mocked James Brown's act of throwing a cape over his shoulder and screamed "please - get me out of this cape" James Brown later fired a gun at a nightclub belonging to Joe Tex.