2 MAY 1966
Joe Tex's single 'The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)', released in February 1966, reached #56 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on the very competitive R&B charts.
Tex had his first hit in 1964 with 'Hold On To What You've Got' - his 31st single release. He then placed no fewer than 40 singles on the R&B charts in 1965, and another five (including this one) in 1966.
He never hit the same heights of stardom as his bitter long-term rival James Brown, but songs like this had all the gorgeous soul style of Atlantic Records, as heard with Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding, with a real dash of Sam Cooke in there too.