Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)
|"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)"|
|Single by Joe Tex|
|from the album Bumps and Bruises|
|Genre||Funk, disco, R&B, comedy|
|Length||3:30 (single version)
6:34 (full version)
|Label||Tree Productions, Epic|
|Writer(s)||Bennie Lee McGinty, Buddy Killen|
|Joe Tex singles chronology|
"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" was a composition by Joe Tex and Buddy Killen, and released by Tex as a single in 1977, bringing the musician back to the top 40 of the pop and R&B charts simultaneously for the first time since 1972's "I Gotcha". Tex used his aunt Bennie Lee McGinty's name as composer for tax reasons.
Tex's previous hit, "Have You Ever", was a hit in New Zealand. In the US, "Ain't Gonna Bump No More" was received well upon its release in 1977, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the R&B charts. Overseas, it was also a huge success in Europe, reaching #2 in the UK and #3 in Ireland.
Tex was later nominated for a Grammy Award for the song and performed the song at the ceremony in 1978. The song was released from the album, Bumps and Bruises. It would be Tex's final hit before his death in 1982.
Credits taken from the liner notes of the LP Bumps and Bruises
- Joe Tex - singer, composer
- Buddy Killen - producer
- Ernie Winfrey - recording engineer
- Lea Jane Berinati, Janie Fricke, Yvonne Hodges, Ginger Holladay - background vocals