The Joe Tex Band, backing band of American soul vocalist Joe Tex
were often billed as The Clyde William Orchestra and were one of the hottest road bands in the 60’s and early 70’s. Band members frequently appeared on Joe’s recordings alongside studio musicians. The nucleus of the band, Clyde Williams (drummer and bandleader) and Lee ‘Leroy’ Hadley (guitar), joined Joe in 1961. Other musicians settled into the group including Lee’s brother Clarence (bass) who joined around 1964. The personnel continued to change and as Joe’s star rose the band grew larger. By 1965 trumpeters Johnny Whitrack and Emile Hall were part of the team as well as Norman ‘Sly’ Sellers (trombone). All were featured on the 1966 Live at Brooklyn Fox recordings. Leroy Monroe (trumpet) joined in 1966/67.
By 1968 the band was thirteen strong with a ten piece brass section. In May 1968 the band recorded their own single, "Betwixt and Between" and "Chocolate Cherry".
Emile Hall, Trumpet. Leroy Monroe, Trumpet. Pat Patterson, Trumpet. Johnny Whitrack, Trumpet. Anthony Dorsey, Trombone. Norman 'Sly' Sellers, Trombone. Willy Sharp, Alto sax. Grady Gaines, Tenor sax. Donald Henry,Tenor sax. Leroy Flemming, Baritone sax. Lee Hadley, Guitar. Clarence Hadley, Bass.Clyde Williams, Drums