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Joe Simon

His plaintive baritone equally conversant with R&B and country phrasing, Joe Simon married the two genres with startling success during the late '60s, adapting Nashville material to the soul sound and repeatedly coming up a winner. Simon began recording in the Bay Area, but a switch in recording sites (first to Muscle Shoals for Vee-Jay and then to Nashville, upon signing with disc jockey John Richbourg's Sound Stage 7 label in 1966) heightened his national appeal. With easy access to prime country-oriented material, Simon soon found his true calling, scoring major hits with "Nine Pound Steel," "(You Keep Me) Hangin' On," and the number one R&B smash "The Chokin' Kind," penned by Music Row tunesmith Harlan Howard. Still dabbling in country covers after switching to the Spring imprint in 1970, Simon was even more successful when assigned to Philadelphia wizards Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who produced the moody "Drowning in the Sea of Love" the next year. Simon tried his hand at disco in 1975 with the sizzling "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)" and "Music in My Bones," two of the most palatable artifacts of the era. Simon eventually retired from active performing to devote his life to the church. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
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RiP Cuz IOWA LA
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Pimps players and hustlers here mamis
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Big Sam Harris Waterloo Iowa we the Chicago of Iowa lol
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Wow he is the man lol
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voice smooth as honey
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Grew up family listening to the blues
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R.i.p. my friend
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Layed. Back in the 804 oh yea
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remind me of my family
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i love it all
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Nooooooooooo o o o o o o o ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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yes love this song'
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mongo soul played all his songs at club flamingo in Tallulah,la.
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Now this musis
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Always loving Joe Simon Fats
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Just enough to keep me hanging on.
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Sent many off days listen to good music like this with them smell of good fried fish and chicken in the air good ole days......
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Love me some joe
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Many memories of this playing and listening to my mother and aunts talking while doing hair. LOL
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Love it
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Love me some joe
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priestermini s t r y
Waking with God now age 52, but remembering Buffalo, NY 70s Joe Simon my mother is in heaven now she loved his music! Bishop Joe Simon and I are friends now he is a great man of God.
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I want to hear all the song. I don't like samples
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This is a jammmmmmmm!! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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yes baby........ . . . . . . . . .
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Fantastic!
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jacqsbrown
I love his music.
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I love this song. Brings back MEMORYS!!!
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this is my kink of music i want this cd theower of Joe Simon
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Left my home in Baltimore, and move to Kentucky, got here, and suddendenly had to hear me sum Jumpin Joe Simon, thanx Pandora!!!!!
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lljgrant
Nobody else.....Tha n k God for you....POWER
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makes you wanna move
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as long as i live i will always respect the sounds of jo simon god bless you barbara washington of washington dc




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I'M 62 YRS. OLD AND JOE SIMON WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTIST
HIS VOICE CAN NEVER BE DUPLICATED.H E WAS MY DAD'S FAVORITE
AS MY DAD WAS A QUARTET SINGER WITH A SIMILAR BARITONE VOICE.ALL THOUGH MY FATHER HAS PASSED ON EVERY TIME I HEAR JOE SIMON'S SONG I ALWAYS LOOK UP TO THE HEAVENS AND SAYSING IT DADDY I'M A GEORGIA GIRL AND I GREW UP LISTENING TO WLAC OUT OF NASHVILLE TENN.
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love me some joe simon!!!
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naegib
Joe Simon brings back memories,my mom loved his music!
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cannot get enough of him
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Little man with a powerful voice
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marilynsmith 6 5 9 9
THIS MAN IS LOVED BY SO MANY FANS ESPECIALLY ME
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Wow love it!
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catdared1963
Brings back such good memories of my momma and daddy dancing in the living-room. :)
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Joe Simon is a home town boy. His music will always be in our hearts.
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Love Joe Simon.
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awd1225
Joe Simon can sing it like no one else can. I am 65, born in Brewton, Alabama and this kind of music bring back memories of high school and listneing to a radio station on AM from Nashville tennessee.
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lljgrant
Love all of his music. N da palm of ur hand..slip.G o t dang
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I didn't know anything about J. Simon, my husband just turned me on to him. I love it!
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stanleyclark 3 5
Hey im a young man and if any one can send me the lyrics to that song to my e-mail add- i would thku. my add. is Stanleyclark 3 5 @ y a h o o . c o m . t h a n k y o u please
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JOE WAS A BAD BOY
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The man sings with deep soul.my kinda of man
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I am tryingto find Joe Simon's Power Of Love
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