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25 All Time Greatest Hits

Joe Tex Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Varese
  • ASIN: B00004S5GK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hold What You've Got
2. You Got What It Takes
3. You Better Get It
4. A Woman Can Change A Man
5. Don't Let Your Left Hand Know
6. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
7. I Want To (Do Everything For You)
8. A Sweet Woman Like You
9. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
10. S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)
11. I Believe I'm Gonna Make It
12. I've Got To Do A Little Bit Better
13. Papa Was Too
14. Show Me
15. Woman Like That, Yeah
16. A Woman's Hands
17. Skinny Legs And All
18. Men Are Gettin' Scarce
19. I'll Never Do You Wrong
20. Keep The One You Got
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  1. Hold What You've Got
  2. You Got What It Takes
  3. You Better Get It
  4. A Woman Can Change A Man
  5. Don't Let Your Left Hand Know
  6. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
  7. Want To (Do Everything For You)
  8. Sweet Woman Like You
  9. The Lone You Save (May Be Your Own)
  10. S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song)
  11. Believe I'm Gonna Make It
  12. I've Got To Do A Little Bit Better
  13. Papa Was Too
  14. Show Me
  15. Woman Like That, Yeah
  16. Woman'S Hands
  17. Skinny Legs And All
  18. Men Are Gettin' Scarce
  19. I'll Never Do You Wrong
  20. Keep The One You Got
  21. You Need Me, Baby
  22. Buying A Book
  23. I Gotcha
  24. You Said A Bad Word
  25. Ain't Gonna Bump No More

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I got a Joe Tex greatest hits in 1966 and loved it and continually played it till the cd age. This cd has all the tracks from my vinyl album plus a lot more, mostly from his later years.
Apparently Joe had 33 hits - I guess that must be mostly from the R'n'B charts but he had some US top ten hits.
I remember him getting some airplay for 'Show me' and 'sweet woman like you' but don't recall him troubling the UK charts until the 70s with maybe his worst song - the aforementioned 'ain't gonna bop no more...'
Whatever, he doesn't have any huge hits that everyone knows and loves like Percy Sledge or Otis Redding, but he has tracks of that calibre - 'the Love you save' is easily as good as ' Try a little tenderness','I've been loving you too long' or 'When a man loves a woman'.
And he has more good ones. I find that I never listen to more than 6 tracks each from Otis or Percy Sledge, but I can listen to nearly all of this over and over, and then there's 'Live and lively' another live album which has more essential stuff not featured here.
Joe's voice doesn't seem to have the higher register that we've come to expect soul stars to show their chops by soaring into now and again. Instead he has an astonishing bass register that he soars down into to show off sometimes. Indeed, many of his self-penned songs seem designed to show off his bass register, most notably the gorgeous ' the Love You Save '. There's also an oft-noted country influence in his songwriting; in fact he recorded an album of country covers 'Soul Country'.
His band are wonderful throughout - that Stax/Atlantic sound that no-one seems to be able to get these days; Joss Stone seems to be trying for it sometimes, and she does get a pretty decent approximation to 70s era Gladys Knight, but she never quite gets this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You had better get it! Possibly the greatest, certainly the most underrated soulman of them all . 8 July 2007
By Jm Leven - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I got a Joe Tex greatest hits in 1966 and loved it and continually played it till the cd age. This cd has all the tracks from my vinyl album bar one - 'you had better get it'. They're all on '25 greatest hits'.
Apparently Joe had 33 hits - I guess that must be mostly from the R'n'B charts but he had some US top ten hits.
I remember him getting some airplay for 'Show me' and 'sweet woman like you' but don't recall him troubling the UK charts until the 70s with maybe his worst song - the aforementioned 'ain't gonna bop no more...'
Whatever, he doesn't have any huge hits that everyone knows and loves like Percy Sledge or Otis Redding, but he has tracks of that calibre - 'the Love you save' is easily as good as ' Try a little tenderness','I've been loving you too long' or 'When a man loves a woman'.
And he has more good ones. I find that I never listen to more than 6 tracks each from Otis or Percy Sledge, but I can listen to nearly all of this over and over, and then there's 'Live and lively' another live album which has more essential stuff not featured here.
Joe's voice doesn't seem to have the higher register that we've come to expect soul stars to show their chops by soaring into now and again. Instead he has an astonishing bass register that he soars down into to show off sometimes. Indeed, many of his self-penned songs seem designed to show off his bass register, most notably the gorgeous ' the Love You Save '. There's also an oft-noted country influence in his songwriting; in fact he recorded an album of country covers 'Soul Country'.
His band are wonderful throughout - that Stax/Atlantic sound that no-one seems to be able to get these days; Joss Stone seems to be trying for it sometimes, and she does get a pretty decent approximation to 70s era Gladys Knight, but she never quite gets this. Special mentions are due to the piano player Bobby Woods (session man- the only one credited) and especially to guitar player Lee Royal Hadley, very much in the Steve Cropper mould, the type of guitar playing Jimi Hendrix cut his teeth on.
This cd has the later hits 'gotcha' and 'you said a bad word' which I was unaware of previously but seem to have attracted a lot of attention. My personal choice for a Joe Tex compilation would be the 'Skinny Legs and all' collection, for the inclusion of some very early gems like 'Meet me in Church', 'Sweetest woman in the world' and 'watch the one that brings the bad news'(on this one he sounds too much like early Taj Mahal for coincidence, but I don't know who influenced who - Joe's bluesiest number). But most people these days seem to want the later hits, so '25 greatest hits' is the one for them.
If you like this you'll also find 'Live and lively' indispensible, and you'll have to get 'Skinny legs and all' for those tracks I mentioned. You had better get it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREATEST FROM THE GREATEST !! 15 Aug 2006
By J. Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This basically covers all the main trademark hits of the late great Joe Tex, that anyone would ever need, but i wish it would have added his pretty ballads of his B sides of "A Mothers Prayer" and "Baby It's Rainin'". But all n' all, this a great must have collection. Go buy yours today !!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's more to Joe Tex than "I Gotcha." 14 Nov 2005
By David H. Downing - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're not "into" soul music, you may know Joe Tex only from his mainstream hit "I Gotcha," and the follow-up, "You Said a Bad Word." Both of these are downright raunchy numbers that sounds like anthems for sexual predators. However, if you listen to this CD, you'll see that these are in sharp contrast to much of Joe Tex's material. Although some of the other songs, such as "Skinny Legs and All," are humorous, even these aren't raunchy to the same extent. More importantly, most of the songs deal with very serious subjects and show a strong sensitivity to real-life tragedy. These songs are also interesting musically because although they fall firmly into the genre of soul, there's a strong overtone of country in the mix. Joe Tex was actually from Texas, and pays tribute to that state in his chosen stage name. Give this a listen and you'll see that there's much more to Joe Tex than adolescent raunchiness.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars soul with power 18 Oct 2012
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'd agree with the other reviewers who lamented the fact the Joe Tex is underrated and often gets lost in the discussion about the great soul vocalists of the 60s and 70s. That said, his style is not for everyone. On many of his songs he comes off as a little too funny or playful. Nothing wrong with that, because this style is quite enjoyable, but I think that casualness (for lack of a better word) prevented him from being taken as seriously as some of the deep soul singers of the era. This single CD collection shows off his versatility, from mid-60s ballads to his mid-70s funky and disco-driven numbers. One thing many people might now know: Joe Tex wrote all of these songs himself, so he wasn't just some guy singing interpretations of other people's material. He was the genuine article and a gifted entertainer. I hate to use the word "unique" but that's fairly accurate. There weren't many singers like him ... then or now.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great. 14 April 2014
By jcbarron - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember Joe Tex when i was a teenager. loved his music back then and i still love it now. great music from a great singer.will tell all my friends about it. All the songs that i remember way back then. Just wonderful.
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