Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)

Album: Very Best of Joe Tex (1977)
Charted: 2 12

Songfacts®:

  • This song was co-written and produced by the Nashville producer Buddy Killen, who died on November 1, 2006. Buddy Killen produced a number of Joe Tex's albums.
  • After Joe Tex's 1972 hit "I Gotcha," he took a break from showbiz to travel across the country as a minister for the Nation of Islam for several years and live on his farm in Navasota. He returned to music in 1975 and a year later recorded this novelty song, which was based on a dance called "The Bump."
  • R&B performer Bobby Marchan recorded an answer disc on US Mercury with "I Wanna Bump With That Big Fat Woman." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1977 {May 22nd} "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With A Big Fat Woman) by Joe Tex peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles* chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "I Don't Want To Talk About It"/"First Cut Is The Deepest" by Rod Stewart...
    Across the pond in the U.S.A., "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With A Big Fat Woman)" peaked at #7 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With A Big Fat Woman)" was Joe Tex's only record to make the U.K. Singles chart...
    Sadly, Joe Tex, born Joseph Arrington Jr., passed away at the young age of 47 on August 13th, 1982 {heart attack}...
    May he R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Singles' Top 10 on May 22nd, 1977:
    At #3. "Star Is Born (Evergreen)" by Barbra Streisand
    #4. "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers
    #5. "Good Morning Judge" by 10CC
    #6. "The Shuffle" by Van McCoy
    #7. "Free" by Deniece Williams
    #8. "Mah-Na, Mah-Na" by Piero Umiliani
    #9. "Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye
    #10. "Hotel California" by The Eagles
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 27th 1977, "Ain't Gonna Bump No more (With No Big Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; ten weeks later on June 5th, 1977 it would peak at #12 {for 2 weeks} and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #7 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1979 he had thirty-five hits on the R&B Singles chart; with eleven making the Top 10 and four reaching #1; "Hold What You've Got" {1964}, "I Want To (Do Everything For You)" {1965}, "A Sweet Woman Like You" {1966}, and "I Gotcha" {1972}...
    He just missed having a fifth #1 record on the R&B Singles chart when "Skinny Legs and All" peaked at #2 in 1967...
    R.I.P. Mr. Tex, born Joseph Arrington, Jr., {1933 - 1982}.
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