Get Way Back / 1950s Recordings [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2008 collection from the Soul great. Joe Tex finally hit the charts in 1965 with 'Hold What You've Got' - but he'd already been trying to make it on record for a full decade. Get Way Back brings you - for the first time on one CD - the recordings that Joe made in the first five years of his career, for King and the American Ace label. Here are 27 cuts that embrace New York Rock 'N' Roll, and New Orleans R&B that point the way to the great soul singer that Joe would become in the '60s. All of the tracks used here are the original singles masters, unlike previous CD reissues of some of the songs, which have been presented as alternate takes. Many of the tracks have not been reissued on CD (or any other format) before. As well as some great music on the disc, the CD booklet contains several previously-unpublished photographs from Joe's first ever recording session in September 1955. 27 tracks. Ace. 2008.