Singles A's & B's, Vol. 3: 1969-1972

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
You'd need a big box set to hold every worthwhile Joe Tex recording, but in the absence of that, you could do worse than to pick up the volumes in Shout's retrospectives of the singles from his prime commercial and artistic period. The only big pop hit and it was a monster on this 23-track survey of 1969-1972 singles is "I Gotcha." But most of the material on this collection is worth hearing. It's sequenced, with one exception, in the order each single was released, each A-side followed by its flip; the exception, in a sensible stretch of the rules, puts "Pt. 2" of "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" as issued on a 1972 Atlantic single right after the "Pt. 1" version Tex...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
You'd need a big box set to hold every worthwhile Joe Tex recording, but in the absence of that, you could do worse than to pick up the volumes in Shout's retrospectives of the singles from his prime commercial and artistic period. The only big pop hit and it was a monster on this 23-track survey of 1969-1972 singles is "I Gotcha." But most of the material on this collection is worth hearing. It's sequenced, with one exception, in the order each single was released, each A-side followed by its flip; the exception, in a sensible stretch of the rules, puts "Pt. 2" of "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" as issued on a 1972 Atlantic single right after the "Pt. 1" version Tex placed on a 1970 Dial 45. There are plenty of humorous uptempo funky numbers here, as you'd expect, Tex being about as good at that style as anyone. But there are also good churchy slow numbers with quasi-raps; some of the more eccentric risqué soul lyrics this side of Swamp Dogg in "It Ain't Sanitary"; a Ray Charles tribute "You're Right, Ray Charles"; and that oddball cover of Bacharach-David's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," complete with the kind of trendy electric sitar that garnished many a soul-pop production of the day. He gets into serious songs sometimes, too, but those are usually among the least memorable numbers; it's when he's dancing, smiling, and/or sermonizing that he's in his best element. Soul expert Clive Richardson's knowledgeable liner notes give you plenty of background information, as well as detailed session and chart info.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Shout
  • EAN: 5013929507227
  • Catalog Number: 2950722
  • Sales rank: 111,532

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Tex Primary Artist, Vocals
Marlin Greene Rhythm Guitar
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Bobby Emmons Piano
Roger Hawkins Drums
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Mike Leech Electric Bass
Clyde Williams Drums
Reggie Young Guitar
Dave Crawford Keyboards
Wade Marcus Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Eddie Williams Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Joe Tex Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Wade Marcus Arranger
Hal David Composer
Buddy Killen Producer
Brad Shapiro Producer
Dave Crawford Producer
Ian Jones Remastering
G. Soule Composer
J. Weaver Composer
T. Woodford Composer
Clive Richardson Liner Notes
Kalle Oldby Feedback, Photo Courtesy
Eddie Williams Director, Orchestral Arrangements
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