Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Listen: "Lord They Said I Wasn't Gonna Be Nothin'" - Joe Simon

Soul great Joe Simon, who is now Bishop Joe Simon, has released his first new music in sixteen years, the spiritual song Lord They Said I Wasn't Gonna Be Nothin'.

Simon had an almost two decade run on the charts starting with My Adorable One (1964 / #102) through 1981's Are We Breaking Up (#52 R&B) including such classics as The Chokin' Kind (1969 / #13 Pop / #1 R&B), Farther Down the Road (1970 / #56 Pop / #7 R&B), Drowning in a Sea of Love (1972 / #11 Pop / #3 R&B), Power of Love (1972 / #11 Pop / #1 R&B) and Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor) (1975 / #8 Pop / #1 R&B).

Joe moved into the world of religious music in the late-70's/early-80's, becoming an evangelist in Floosmoor, IL. His last recording was the late-90's album This Story Must Be Told.