Yusuf Hazziez, known by his stage name Joe Tex, is an American singer and songwriter who succeeded in the 1960s and 1970s with the Southern soul brand, a blend of funk, country, and bliss. tones and rhythms and blues. His career began after being signed with King Records in 1955 after four victories at the Apollo Theater. From 1955 to 1964, he struggled to find hits, and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, "Hold What You've Got" in 1964, he recorded. Previous negative 30 singles were considered a failure in the charts. He went on to have 4 million hits sold, "Hold What You Have", "Skinny Legs and All", "I Gotcha" and "Ain't Gonna Bump No More". Joe Tex has been nominated six times for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the last in 2017
|Birth name||Joseph Arrington Jr.|
|Also known as||Yusuf Hazziez|
|Born||August 08, 1935, Rogers, Texas, U.S.|
|Origin||Baytown, Texas, U.S.|
|Died||August 13, 1982, Navasota, Texas, United States|
|Genres||R&B, soul, southern soul, deep soul, funk, disco|
|Labels||King Records, Ace Records, Anna Records, Dial Records, Atlantic Records, Mercury Records, Epic Records|
His Southern soul hits "Skinny Legs," "All," and "I Gotcha" had popular followings in the 1960s and 1970s.
He won a talent contest in Houston, which sent him on a trip to New York City where he appeared in amateur competitions at the Apollo Theater.
He had a well-publicized feud with singer James Brown and the two sparred over songwriting credits, as well as women.
He was born Joseph Arrington, Jr. in Rogers, Texas and later adopted the name Yusuf Hazziez after converting to Islam.
Trey Anastasio and Phish covered his song, "You Better Believe It Baby," in several of their performances.
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