Show Me - Joe Tex (Dial 4055)
Alright. In the comments on the latest installment of the Chips Moman saga, 'rpj' asked:
"Hoping you could solve a quandary for me from this time period: Is Chips playing that great, simple pick lead on Joe Tex's 'Show Me'?"
Hmmm... while the guitar intro at the beginning is (I think) almost definitely Reggie Young, those leads later on don't really sound like his style. He has a point... it just might be Moman!
Here's what Chips told Allen Smith; "Joe Tex was an unbelievable talent. He was a great songwriter but he couldn't play an instrument. He'd have all these songs that he knew the words to but no one knew the chords! He would just stand there and sing a cappella. Usually Bobby Emmons would sit there for an hour or so on every song and put some chord changes to what Joe had. And then we'd just take it from there. Cause Joe would have all these things in his head but he didn't exactly know how to get them out. But he was brilliant. He was one of the most brilliant recording artists I've ever known."
This rockin' little number (kinda like I Can't Turn You Loose on steroids), went to #24 R&B in the spring of 1967.
What do you think?