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You're Right Ray Charles  by Joe Tex 1969 - 

On Cd The very Best Of Joe Tex Charly Records 133. For a more danceable Joe Tex try "Ain't gonna bump no more"

Born in Joseph Arrington Jnr., 8 August 1933, Rogers, Texas, USA, d.13 August 1982. The professional career of this popular singer began onstage at theApollo. He won first place in a 1954 talent contest and duly secured a record deal. Releases on King, Ace and the Anna labels were derivative and disappointing, but Tex meanwhile honed his songwriting talent. James Brown 's version of 'Baby You're Right' (1962) became a US R&B number 2, after which Tex was signed by
Buddy Killen, a Nashville song publisher, who in turn established Dial as a recording outlet.Although early releases showed promise, it was not until 1965 that Tex prospered. Recorded at Fame and distributed by  Atlantic, 'Hold On To What You've Got' was a US Top 5 hit. The first of several preaching singles, its homely values were maintained on 'A Woman Can Change A Man' and 'The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)'. However, Joe was equally comfortable on uptempo songs, as
'S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter   Song)' (1966) and 'Show Me' (1967) proved. Later releases were less successful and although 'Skinny Legs And All' and  'Men Are Gettin' Scarce' showed him still capable of major hits, the singer seemed unsure of his direction. A fallow period ended with 'I Gotcha' (1972), an irresistibly cheeky song, but Tex chose this moment to retire. A convert to the Muslim faith since 1966, he changed his name to Yusuf Hazziez, and toured as a spiritual lecturer. He returned to music in 1975. Two years later he  enjoyed a 'comeback' hit with the irrepressible 'Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)'. By the 80s, however, Joe had withdrawn again from full-time performing.  He devoted himself to Islam, his Texas ranch and the Houston Oilers football team. He was tempted into a Soul Clan reunion in  1981, but in August 1982 he died following a heart attack.