Favorite Big Songs: Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) (#10)

@FourWalls (13701)
United States
March 25, 2018 8:52pm CST
If there are little songs, then there must be big songs. In conjunction with the new "little songs" countdown I'm doing, I'm also looking at my favorite songs that have "big" in the title. I'm sure some people know a couple of songs that will be in this countdown. Yep, they're here. But not now. Here's the first song on the list. #10: Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) - Joe Tex And here's your country music trivia. Yes, country music. The co-writer of this song (and most of Tex's hits) was Buddy Killen, who was a country musician, songwriter (he co-wrote Jim Reeves' hit "Losing Your Love" with Bill Anderson), and industry executive (he was president of Tree Publishing). So I'm not the only one who has an interesting record collection. Politically incorrect by today's standards, no doubt, but dang this song is hilarious. It tells the story of a man who went to a disco to dance, then "this big fat woman bumped me on the floor." She wants to keep bumping (for you kids, it's more or less what it sounds like: bumping a hip together with another while dancer), and poor Joe can't escape ("she came over to me, snatched me out of my seat") and continues to inflict unintentional pain ("she did that dip again, and I hit the floor again"). Joe Tex was an R&B legend, dying at the young age of 49 from, as Killen said in his autobiography By the Seat of My Pants: My Life in Country Music, too much hard living while living the rock and roll lifestyle. This novelty-type song turned out to be his final hit. Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) Written by Joe Tex (under the pseudonym Bennie Lee McGinty) and Buddy Killen Recorded by Joe Tex From Bumps and Bruises, 1977 She's too big for me:
Joe Tex vintage 1977 on Soul Train famous rendition. This is the full 4:30 mins version restored high quality stereo and colour enhancement. Leave a "like" i...
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@JohnRoberts (56731)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Mar
One of the greatest song titles of all time!
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Mar
I have to check this out! Joe Tex is a pretty catchy name.
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@FourWalls (13701)
• United States
26 Mar
I think his biggest hit was "I Gotcha" in 1972.
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• Dallas, Texas
26 Mar
@FourWalls , Okay, then I might just do a YouTube search for that one. Thanks.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 May
I had forgotten all about this song. Hilarious!
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@YrNemo (12638)
26 Mar
A very good song. I like his voice.
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