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

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"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)"
Single by Joe Tex
from the album Bumps and Bruises
Released 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Funk, disco, R&B, comedy
Length 3:30 (single version)
6:34 (full version)
Label Tree Productions, Epic
Writer(s) Bennie Lee McGinty,[1] Buddy Killen
Producer(s) Buddy Killen
Joe Tex singles chronology
"Have You Ever"
(1976)
"Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)"
(1977)
"Hungry For Your Love"
(1977)

"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.[1]

Reception[edit]

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.[2] 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.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Credits taken from the liner notes of the LP Bumps and Bruises[3]

  • Joe Tex - singer, composer
  • Buddy Killen - producer
  • Ernie Winfrey - recording engineer
  • Lea Jane Berinati, Janie Fricke, Yvonne Hodges, Ginger Holladay - background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bio - The World of Joe Tex". Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 574. 
  3. ^ Joe Tex - Bumps And Bruises (LP liner notes). Epic Records. FZ 34666