WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February is JOE TEX month!

The New Boss. The Dapper Rapper. The Soul Preacher. The Clown Prince of Soul. There's lots of stuff to know about Joe Tex - whose career spanned the entirety of the classic soul era and peaked with some of the most consistent, hilarious and wise soul LPs of the 1960s. But the first thing you need to know is that Joe didn't play.

I'm serious! Dude quit school in the very first grade because they had recess every day!


Debbie D said...


Dr. Filth said...

And in case you're looking at those credits and thinking, "well, Joe didn't write this one - maybe he DID play. . . " Joe's real name was Joseph Arrington Jr.