Tag: Joe Tex

Saturday 8/7/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist 1 of 2: Joe Tex

Yusuf Hazziez (born Joseph Arrington Jr.; August 8, 1935 – August 13, 1982), known professionally as Joe Tex, was an American singer and musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of funk, country, gospel, and rhythm and blues.

His career started after he was signed to King Records in 1955 following four wins at the Apollo Theater. Between 1955 and 1964, he struggled to find hits, and by the time he finally recorded his first hit, “Hold What You’ve Got” in 1964, he had recorded 30 previous singles that were deemed failures on the charts. He went on to have four million-selling hits, “Hold What You’ve Got” (1965), “Skinny Legs and All” (1967),[4] “I Gotcha” (1972), and “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” (1977). Joe Tex was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame six times, most recently in 2017.

A convert to Islam in 1966, he changed his name to Yusuf Hazziez, and toured as a spiritual lecturer. He had two daughters, Eartha Doucet and Leslie Arrington, and four sons, Joseph Arrington III, Ramadan Hazziez, Jwaade Hazziez, and Joseph Hazziez.

Though he lived most of his life free of drugs and alcohol, according to his longtime producer Buddy Killen, Tex suffered from addiction during the last four years of his life. In his final performances as part of the Soul Clan he appeared gaunt and unwell, and Killen claimed that Tex had “lost his will to live”.

In early August, 1982, Tex was found at the bottom of a swimming pool at his home in Navasota, after which he was revived in hospital and sent home. Just a few days later, on August 13, 1982, five days after his 47th birthday, he died at Grimes Memorial Hospital in Navasota, following a heart attack.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

max-xmas-1This evening, “Great Soul Performances” rolls out our annual Christmas show. This year though, I’ll be playing a lot of songs that I haven’t for you before, or songs that I haven’t played in several years. So, on Santa’s list will be artists (or elves) such as: Sam Cooke, of course, Nat “King” Cole, Johnny Otis with Little Esther & Mel Walker, Joe Tex, the Moonglows, the Supremes, Charles Brown, Freddie King, the O’Jays, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, Louis Jordan, a selection from Kid Kyle and yours truly, plus a couple of tracks from the brand new Christmas CD by the Coasters called, “Christmas With the Coasters,” Darlene Love; live in concert, and a sleigh full of other holiday treats. Santa, Rudolph and the other Reindeer, will be leading the charge at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, coming down the chimney at RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Programming Note: Tomorrow on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” it’ll be day 2 of our Christmas show, will all those holiday songs from the 1980’s. Also next weekend, both shows will be ringing out the old year and ringing in the new, with a weekend of Pre-New Year’s Eve tunes to keep you in a very festive mood. So please join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” A Stocking Stuffer from me to you. Ho! Ho! Ho! (There You Go Again, Calling Me “Out My Name!”)

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjayWell, with this massive, oppressive heatwave gripping the nation, let’s cool it off with some “Sweet Soul Music” this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On tap I’ve got songs by: The Temptations, Brenda & the Tabulations, Joe Tex, the Unifics, MFSB, New York City, Ron Tyson & the Ethics, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Donnie Elbert, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Lou Rawls, Donna Summer; live in concert in N.Y.C. and a “cooler” full of other fantastic songs by fantastic artists. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for your “face in the place” here with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm et

BobbyJayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we were originally going to present our annual “Thanksgiving Special,” however with the passing of Jimmy Ruffin this past Wednesday, I decided to postpone the scheduled show until next Saturday and to salute Jimmy Ruffin instead. So on the show aside from our tribute to Mr. Ruffin, you’ll hear: Joe Tex, the People’s Choice, Linda Clifford, the Impressions, Ike & Tina Turner, Jay Wiggins, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, the Isley Brothers, Jimmy Castor, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Ravens, Aaron “T-Bone” Walker (live in concert) and many others. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It should prove to be a very eclectic show.

I’m also thinking about my Commander-In-Chief when I was in the U.S. Army who was assassinated on this day, November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy. Powerful memories of that day. So join me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.com. Have a great Thanksgiving this coming Thursday and don’t forget the rescheduled “Thanksgiving Special” next Saturday. Later Gator!

Great Soul Performances Special with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

1965On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’re going to remember and salute the year 1965. We’ll look back on what was going on in ’65, as well playing those fantabulous songs from that year. You’ll hear artists like Joe Tex, Fontella Bass, Len Barry, the Royalettes, Little Milton, James Brown, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Billy Stewart, the Walker Brothers, Mel Carter, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Ramsey Lewis Trio; live in concert, and many more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM EDT, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So join me later for some holiday weekend fun on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.com.