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Joe South

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Vocalist/songwriter Joe South (given birth to Joe Souter) began his profession as a nation musician, performing with an Atlanta radio train station and signing up for Pete Drake’s music group in 1957. The next year, he documented a novelty solitary, “The Crimson People Eater Matches the Witch Doctor,” and became a program musician in Nashville with Muscle tissue Shoals. South made an appearance on information by Marty Robbins, Eddy Arnold, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde), and Simon & Garfunkel (“The Seems of Silence”). Through the ’60s, South started focusing on his songwriting, crafting strikes for Deep Crimson (“Hush”) and many for Billy Joe Royal, including “Down within the Boondocks.” South started documenting his own materials in 1968, rating a hit using the Grammy-winning “Video games People Play” (Music of the entire year) the next yr. While South created strikes like “Don’t It CAUSE YOU TO Want to GO BACK HOME” and “Walk a Mile in my own Shoes and boots,” Lynn Anderson acquired a smash nation and pop strike in 1971 with South’s “(I Hardly ever Promised A) Rose Backyard.” South had taken many years off after his brother’s suicide in 1971, shifting to Maui and surviving in the jungles. He previously proven a fairly prickly character, documenting a melody entitled “I’m a Superstar”; he was also busted for medications and, never completely comfortable executing, was known for an antagonistic position in concert (he once recommended that audience associates start dancing throughout the concert hall and kiss his ass because they contacted the stage). South briefly came back in 1975 using the Midnight Rainbows LP but retired from documenting and performing shortly afterwards. South came back in 1994 within a London concert showcasing American Southern performers and afterwards re-entered the music submitting industry. He passed away from a coronary attack at his house in Georgia in Sept of 2012; Joe South was 72 yrs . old.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joe South
Date Of Birth February 28, 1940
Died September 5, 2012, Buford, Georgia, United States
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Children Craig South
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Song
Music Songs Games People Play, Rose Garden, Don't It Make You Want to Go Home, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, Hush, Down in the Boondocks, These Are Not My People, I Knew You When, Fool Me, Mirror of Your Mind, All My Hard Times, Untie Me, Leanin' on You, Don't You Be Ashamed, Why Does A Man Do What He Has To Do, How Can I Unlove You, The Greatest Love, I'm Snowed, So the Seeds Are Growing, Clock Up on the Wall, Don't Throw Your Love to the Wind, I've Got To Be Somebody, The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor, She's Almost You, Birds of a Feather, The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch, Imitation of Living, For the Love of a Woman, Soul Raga Cookin', Home and Homesick, Devil May Care, Save Your Best
Albums Introspect, Midnight Rainbows, A Look Inside, So The Seeds Are Growing, Don't It Make You Want To Go Home, The Joe South Story (Digitally Remastered), Classic Masters, Games People Play / Joe South, Introspect / Don't It Make You Want to Go Home, Anthology: A Mirror of His Mind / Hits & Highlights 1968-1975, The Early Years 1958-1960, National Recording Corporation: The NRC Years 1958-1961, Joe South, Retrospective
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hot Pursuit 2015 writer: "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden"
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
La Marató 2013 2013 TV Movie writer: "Jardí de roses"
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató 2013 TV Movie writer: "Jardí de roses"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Direction: This Is Us 2013 Documentary writer: "Hush"
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jedermann Remixed 2011 TV Movie writer: "Games People Play"
Opry Memories 2011 TV Movie writer: "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" - uncredited
The Vampire Diaries 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Extraordinary Measures 2010 writer: "Hush"
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Living Room of the Nation 2009 Documentary writer: "Luvannut en ruusutarhaa"
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 writer: "Hush"
The Damned United 2009 writer: "Hush"
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 writer: "Hush" 1968
Strange Wilderness 2008 writer: "Hush"
Opry Video Classics: Queens 2007 Video writer: "Rose Garden"
Donkey Xote 2007 writer: "Games People Play"
Zodiac 2007 writer: " I Never Promised You A Rose Garden"
Music Within 2007 writer: "Hush"
It's a Boy Girl Thing 2006 writer: "Hush" 1988 Hook End Manor Live Version
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "HUSH"
Children of Men 2006 lyrics: "Hush" / music: "Hush"
Glory Road 2006 writer: "Down in the Boondocks"
Mana: Beyond Belief 2004 Documentary writer: "Walk a Mile"
Beyond the Sea 2004 writer: "Hush" 1967
Stateside 2004 writer: "Hush"
Monster's Ball 2001 writer: " I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" 1968
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 writer: "Down in the Boondocks"
When Strangers Appear 2001 writer: "Hush"
Inside the Osmonds 2001 TV Movie writer: "Yo-Yo"
Isn't She Great 2000 writer: "Hush"
Safe Sex 1999 writer: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
Freaks and Geeks 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Simpatico 1999 writer: "Games People Play" 1968
Janice Beard 1999 writer: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 writer: "Hush"
Tohuwabohu 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996 1996 TV Special writer: "Hush" - uncredited
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie writer: "Hush" - as J. South
The Neverending Story III 1994 writer: "Games People Play"
Ladybird Ladybird 1994 as Joe Smith, I Never Promised You a, Rose Garden", writer: "
Marienhof 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight Caller 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump 1990 TV Movie lyrics: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" / music: "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"
Buio in citt 1984 performer: "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY" / writer: "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY"
Ordinary People 1980 writer: " I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" 1969 - uncredited
The Ken Dodd Laughter Show 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus 1973 writer: "Children"
The Lawrence Welk Show 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Two Ronnies 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is Tom Jones 1970 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1970 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special writer: "Games People Play"
Soul! 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mondo Daytona 1968 Documentary performer: "Backfield in Motion" / writer: "Down in the Boondocks", "Hush", "These Are Not My People"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Singer
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Mike Douglas Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Get It Together 1970 TV Series Himself
Della 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1968-1970 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1970 TV Series Singer
Bobbie Gentry 1969 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series Himself

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Archive Footage

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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam

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