Joe Hicks (musician)

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Joe Hicks is an American R&B and soul blues singer and songwriter.[1] He hailed from San Francisco, California, United States, and found limited success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hicks recorded an album for a subsidiary label of Stax Records.


His 1968 recording, "Don't It Make You Feel Funky", was produced by Pat Vegas and released by AGC Records;[2] it later appeared on the 1995 compilation album, A Treasure Chest of Northern Soul.[3] In 1969, he recorded the single, "I'm Goin' Home" b/w "Home Sweet Home - Part II", which was written and produced by Sly Stone, and released on the latter's Stone Flower label.[4]

His joint compositions with Delaney Bramlett, "Sound of the City" and " I Know Something Good About You", were featured on Delaney & Bonnie & Friends' 1972 album, D&B Together.[5] With Bobby Womack, Hicks co-wrote "Simple Man" and "Ruby Dean" (which both appeared on Womack's 1972 Understanding album),[6] plus Womack's hit single, "That's The Way I Feel About Cha".

In 1973, Hicks recorded the album, Mighty Joe Hicks, which was released by Enterprise Records (a subsidiary label of Stax). It included the track, "Ruby Dean".[1]

He is not to be confused with a similarly named, Missisissippi raised, Delta blues drummer and singer, who performed with the Fieldstones.[7]



Year Title Record label
1973 Mighty Joe Hicks Enterprise



Year A-side B-side Record label
1968 "Soul Meetin'" "Don't It Make You Feel Funky" AGC 0001 Records
1968 "I Gotta Be Free" "Don't It Make You Feel Funky" AGC 2 Records
1969 "I'm Goin' Home" "Home Sweet Home - Part II" Sceptre / Stone Flower
1970 "Life and Death in G&A - Part I" "Life and Death in G&A - Part II" Stone Flower
1973 "Ruby Dean" "Train of Thought" Enterprise



  1. ^ a b c "Mighty Joe Hicks - Joe Hicks | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  2. ^ "Joe Hicks - Soul Meetin' / Don't It Make You Feel Funky - AGC - USA - 0001". 45cat. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  3. ^ Andrew Hamilton. "A Treasure Chest of Northern Soul - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  4. ^ "Sly (and the Family) Stone/Graham Central Station". Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "D & B Together - Delaney & Bonnie | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  6. ^ "Understanding - Bobby Womack | Credits". AllMusic. 1972-05-30. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  7. ^ Shepherd, John (February 27, 2003). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world: VolumeII: Performance and production. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-8264-6322-7. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  8. ^ "Joe Hicks". Discogs. Retrieved November 13, 2011.

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