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Joe Tex – I Gotcha (1972) [Vinyl Rip]

2-06-2014, 15:51
Music | Soul | Funk | FLAC / APE

Joe Tex – I Gotcha (1972) [Vinyl Rip]

Artist: Joe Tex
Title Of Album: I Gotcha
Year Of Release: 1972
Label: Mercury DL 6002
Genre: Soul Funk
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 24Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 59 MB | 384 MB
Total Time: 34:50
Website: Discogs

A1 I Gotcha 2:18
A2 Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants 3:20
A3 Takin' A Chance 3:32
A4 Baby Let Me Steal You 2:06
A5 It Ain't Gonna Work Baby 3:06
A6 God Of Love 2:40
B1 You Said A Bad Word 2:33
B2 Bad Feet 3:25
B3 The Woman Cares 3:08
B4 Love Me Right Girl 3:06
B5 For My Woman 3:32
B6 You're In Too Deep 2:03

Review from RateYourMusic:
With "I Gotcha", Joe Tex made a sizzlin' debut for his new distributor Mercury Records, and rightfully so. "I Gotcha" is one of the funkiest cuts recorded in the 20th century, infectious in its gimmickry, hilarious in its execution and rumpin' to the funkin' groove-wise.
The epynomously titled album that was quickly released on the back of the single's success seems to rank as something of a 'cash-in' routine among soul fans, but in all fairness, 'I Gotcha' to me is a highly enjoyable, and very consistent longplayer that certainly offers more than the stellar title-track. …

Biography from Allmusic by Dave Marsh:
Joe Tex made the first Southern soul record that also hit on the pop charts ("Hold What You've Got," in 1965, made number five in Billboard). His raspy-voiced, jackleg preacher style also laid some of the most important parts of rap's foundation. He is, arguably, the most underrated of all the '60s soul performers associated with Atlantic Records, although his records were more likely than those of most soul stars to become crossover hits.
Tex was born Joseph Arrington in Rogers, TX, in 1933, and displayed his vocal talent quickly, first in gospel, then in R&B. By 1954, he'd won a local talent contest and come to New York, where he recorded a variety of derivative (and endlessly repackaged) singles for King, some as a ballad singer, some as a Little Richard-style rocker.
Tex's career didn't take off until he began his association with Nashville song publisher Buddy Killen, after Tex wrote James Brown's 1961 song "Baby You're Right." In 1965, Killen took him to Muscle Shoals, not yet a fashionable recording center, and they came up with "Hold What You've Got," which is about as close to a straight R&B ballad as Tex ever came. It was followed by a herd more, most of which made the R&B charts, a few cracking the pop Top 40.
Tex made his mark by preaching over tough hard soul tracks, clowning at some points, swooping into a croon at others. He was perhaps the most rustic and back-country of the soul stars, a role he played to the hilt by using turns of phrase that might have been heard on any ghetto street corner, "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" the prototype. In 1966, his "I Believe I'm Gonna Make It," an imaginary letter home from Vietnam, became the first big hit directly associated with that war. His biggest hit was "Skinny Legs and All," from a 1967 live album, his rapping pure hokum over deeply funky riffs. "Skinny Legs" might have served as a template for all the raucous, ribald hip-hop hits of pop's future.
After "Skinny Legs," Tex had nothing but minor hits for five years until "I Gotcha" took off, a grittier twist on the funk that was becoming disco. He was too down-home for the slickness of the disco era, or so it would have seemed, yet in 1977, he adapted a dance craze, the Bump, and came up with the hilarious "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)," his last Top Ten R&B hit, which also crossed over to number 12 on the pop chart.
In the early '70s, Tex converted to Islam and in 1972 changed his offstage name to Joseph Hazziez. He spent much of the time after "Ain't Gonna Bump" on his Texas farm, although he did join together with Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, and Don Covay for a reformed version of the Soul Clan in 1980. He died of a heart attack in 1982, only 49 years old. Killen, King, Covay, Pickett, and the great songwriter Percy Mayfield served as pallbearers.

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