Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Once I had somebody...

If Joe Tex had only been given the chance to record one song, I would hope it was this one. Genuinely one of those tunes that's almost too good to be true.

Tonight, in this house, it hits like an unexpected thunderclap before a dangerous storm. Heavy rain starting to fall right as it ends.

Hope ya'll enjoy...


  1. Joe Tex is the man. Thanks for posting this. I'd never heard it. I like how he says bless'd instead of bless-ed.

  2. Austin...the distinction between "blest" and "bless-ed" is one of the more subtle puzzles in the english language.

    Personally speaking, I would have gone with "bless-ed" in this song....and I can't begin to tell you why.

    Interesting comment pointing to a question I pondered myself.

  3. Austin...I just realize we've crossed [online] paths before. I'm very interested in anything you might have to offer concerning Shreveport.

    There's no way to play the 45 you have posted on your blog?

  4. Hey Ana,

    Yeah my buddy Chris and I have been trying to start up the Shreveport Songs blog for some time now. It's just been slow going. But I promise we'll finish the first post soon! After that, it'll probably be a post a week or so. We're both busy folks, but we both want to share our knowledge of Shreveport music history with y'all. I'll go poke Chris and tell him to finish his post because I've got some good stuff I wanna get posted!

    p.s. - I've listened to "Bury Me Dead" at least 10 times in the last 2 days. Great track - one that I'd missed. Luckily I snagged a copy on ebay!

  5. I had not heard this great tune by Joe Tex before. Thank you!

  6. Doug Sahm does a kickin' version of this on that Last Texas Blues Band album. One of my favorites.

  7. Never knew Willie John's influence on Joe Tex until hearing JT's phrasing on this one. Thanks so much for the lesson.