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Joe Tex: First On The Dial

Read "First On The Dial" reviewed by Nic Jones

Joe Tex had some thirty hits with the Dial label and his earliest efforts for it are collected here. His was a soul voice that lacked both the grit of Otis Redding and James Carr's depth, which ensured that his ability to move was dependent on the quality of his material. He was a songwriter with a huge output, and with one exception here everything comes from his pen.

The earliest sides are representative of a talent still in the ...


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