Joseph "Joe Tex" Arrington, Jr. (Yusuf Hazziez)


Date of Birth:  August 8, 1935     Rogers, TX

Date of Death:  August 12, 1982     Navasota, TX

Place of Burial:  Dennis Bryant Cemetery

                          CR 415 & CR 416

                          Navasota, TX 77868

Has marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  30° 42' 41" N.  /  95° 32' 16"


Hold On! It's Joe Tex, Checker (LP-2993)

Hold On To What You've Got, Atlantic

The New Boss, Atlantic

Soul Country, Atlantic

Live and Lively, Atlantic

Happy Soul, Atlantic

From the Roots...Came the Rapper, Atlantic

I Gotcha, Dial (DL 6002)

He Who Is Without Funk Cast The First Stone, Dial (Dial 6100)


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Joe Tex - The Love You Save

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