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Joe South, Singer and Writer of Hit Songs, Dies at 72
The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | William Yardley

Posted on 09/06/2012 7:56:23 PM PDT by EveningStar

Joe South, a singer-songwriter who wove confrontational lyrics into bouncy pop hits of the late 1960s and early ’70s, including “Games People Play,” “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” and “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” died on Wednesday at home in Flowery Branch, Ga., north of Atlanta. He was 72.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: joesouth; obituary
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1 posted on 09/06/2012 7:56:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Oh, the games people play now!


2 posted on 09/06/2012 7:57:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; dfwgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PojXf-spKKM


3 posted on 09/06/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; dfwgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ6tlg92qtw


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:01:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

Good God...memories.I remember listening to “Don’t It Make You Wanna Go Home” over and over in Basic Training in ‘69.To this day I get the same feeling in my gut when I hear it as I did 40+ years ago.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:01:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: EveningStar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M9se64HoTg


6 posted on 09/06/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

Very sad. A GREAT songwriter. Hush, Rosegarden, Games...


7 posted on 09/06/2012 8:03:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (The DNC asks that instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air.)
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To: EveningStar

Remember him well. RIP


8 posted on 09/06/2012 8:08:06 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Gay State Conservative
“Don’t It Make You Wanna Go Home”,

Agree, great, evocative song and sung with feeling by South.

9 posted on 09/06/2012 8:10:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

These are not my people was my favorite.


10 posted on 09/06/2012 8:11:55 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: EveningStar

Rest in peace Joe South. Great songwriter - great performer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AirBbS4R7Z0
Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home - Joe South - 1969


11 posted on 09/06/2012 8:12:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EveningStar

I loved Joe South and his music back in the day.

I read several years back that he was living homeless in Hawaii. If true...looks like he must have made it back home.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 8:16:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Revolting cat!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iyr4gmVBbI
13 posted on 09/06/2012 8:17:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: berdie

I guess he sold his songs outright? The royalties should have kept him stinking rich.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 8:30:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: EveningStar
I like his version of The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor (1958), which the Big Bopper (J. P. Richardson) also recorded.
15 posted on 09/06/2012 8:30:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: EveningStar

I beg your pardon . . . .


16 posted on 09/06/2012 8:32:02 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: EveningStar

My Son-in-Law works for Southern Poly Tech (SPSU). This evening my daughter told my wife that Joe South attended Southern Tech, way back when, but dropped out to make his music.

I have at least three Joe South songs on my YouTube playlists of less than 200 songs.

Rest well Joe South!


17 posted on 09/06/2012 8:35:08 PM PDT by higgmeister (The Big Chicken looks toward Southern Poly exactly a mile away. Coincidence? I think not!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t know, but it’s very possible that he sold his songs.

Back then, I don’t know how savvy musicians were about such things. Didn’t the Beatles have royalty issues?


18 posted on 09/06/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Revolting cat!

Wow! Lynn Anderson what a lady! Joe South, your life would have been fulfilled if only to partner with her in her success!


19 posted on 09/06/2012 8:39:51 PM PDT by higgmeister (The Big Chicken looks toward Southern Poly exactly a mile away. Coincidence? I think not!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks for posting this...I’d forgotten how great those lyrics were.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: EveningStar

I liked Joe’s song ‘Hush’, later covered by Deep Purple. I still have the 45.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 8:53:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

bttt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M9se64HoTg
Joe South - Hush


22 posted on 09/06/2012 9:28:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EveningStar

Had the single: Games People Play
Wore it out as a kid from NJ in the late 60s


23 posted on 09/06/2012 9:38:57 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Gay State Conservative

I was in boot camp in ‘69 and that song sure made us sad. That and “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane”.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 9:42:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: EveningStar
"Down In The Boondocks," "I Knew You When," "Children"

A GREAT GREAT songwriter. Most of his songs are damn near perfect.

25 posted on 09/06/2012 9:57:20 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: EveningStar

That’s him playing the guitar intro on “Chain Of Fools” by Aretha.


26 posted on 09/06/2012 10:00:41 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: EveningStar
Billy Joe Royal recorded several of his songs in the 1960s, including “Down in the Boondocks” and “I Knew You When",

RIP, Joe. Those were two of my favorite songs when I was a teenager.

27 posted on 09/06/2012 10:15:35 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: EveningStar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ6tlg92qtw
We Will Miss You Joe South - Tribute from Lynn Anderson


28 posted on 09/06/2012 10:16:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: higgmeister

Southern tech bump...


29 posted on 09/06/2012 10:29:00 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: EveningStar

One of my all time favorite snogs has been “Don’t it make you wanna go home”. Looking at the changes in places I used to go and even where I live makes the lyrics even more profound. I remember all his songs they were hits when I was growing up.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 11:54:11 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Lancey Howard

I’m a Deep Purple fan. ‘Hush’ was one of my favorites.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 12:25:49 AM PDT by Daaave ("I thought I heard her calling my name now")
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 2:01:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Terry Mross
I was in boot camp in ‘69 and that song sure made us sad. That and “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane”.

Another one I remember from BCT is "Some Day,We'll Be Together" by the Supremes.Guys would play that over and over at the PX.I didn't have a girl at the time so it didn't bother me that much but it sure got to a lot of guys.

33 posted on 09/07/2012 2:57:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Gay State Conservative

In “A” School training there was a jukebox in the chow hall. Every week a new group of recruits would come in and play WHOLE LOTTA’ LOVE on the jukebox every day. I got so sick of that song and still can’t stand it.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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