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125.  Joe Tex

How does one's Rock and Roll induction chances bode when you are just as well known for a rivalry with a fellow performer (James Brown) as you are for the music you created? This is the question we pose when we look at 60’s Soul superstar, Joe Tex.

Joe Tex had a lot of uniqueness about him starting with his preaching spoken word style over Soul riffs that were considered by many the precursor to Rap. Tex was able to alter his style to create a more Funk sound in the 70’s but regardless of what style he was performing it was always in a way that could not be duplicated. Three previous nominations point to a good shot for potential induction but the Soul movement does not exactly have a lot of grass roots push to get into Cleveland.

Should Joe Tex be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 46.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 3.6%
No way! - 10.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1990
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Texas)
  • Why they will get in: Three previous nominations is a good omen for future induction.
  • Why they won't get in: There does not seem to be any sense of urgency to get him in.
  • Nominated in: 1998, 2006, 2007, 2011 & 2017
  • Essential Albums: Hold What You’ve Got (1965)
    Live and Lively (1968)
    I Gotcha (1972)
    Bumps and Bruises (1977)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Hold What You’ve Got (From Hold What You’ve Got, 1965)
    I Believe I’m Gonna Make It (From I’ve Got To Do A Little Bit Better, 1966)
    Skinny Legs and All (From Live and Lively, 1968)
    I Gotcha (From I Gotcha, 1972)
    Aint Gonna Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman (From Bumps and Bruises, 1977)

Should Joe Tex be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 46.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 3.6%
No way! - 10.7%
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