Motown Song Writer:
Dancing In The Street – for Martha and The Vandellas
Behind A Painted Smile – Isley Brothers
Ivy Joe was born in 1927 in Jackson Tennessee and is often confused with another song writer and blues singer with a similar name – Ivory Joe Hunter.
See Ivy Jo Hunter doing great things on DVD The Strange World Of Northern Soul.
The Motown Ivy Joe did some great tracks, such as those listed above. He collaborated on the Ian Levine hit single of the 1990’s ‘Footsteps’ by Francis Nero, and can be seen singing this track on the DVD set The Strange World Of Northern Soul.
And the other guy:
Great bluesy track from Ivory Joe: Can’t Explain How It Happened – on STAX: