Hard to go wrong with Joe Tex
at this point in his career – as the singer's not only at the top of the game of southern soul, but also helping to forge great new changes in the genre as well! The set begins with Joe
's classic "Buying A Book" – easily one of his best-remembered cuts from the Dial years – then it spins into some great numbers that show a slight trace of funk creeping into the music, amongst some even more heartfelt, more personal narratives – of the sort that Tex
virtually helped introduce to soul music at the start of the 60s. Production is wonderful – and titles include "Buying A Book", "Chicken Crazy", "Everything Happens On Time", "You're Right Ray Charles", "That's The Way", "It Ain't Sanitary", "I Can't See You No More", "Sure Is Good", "Bad Feet", "Papa's Dream", "I Gotcha", "A Mother's Prayer", and "You Said A Bad Word".