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Subject: Joe Valentine, Songwriter, producer, promoter and club owner

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Date Posted: Saturday, August 04, 04:46:02pm

VALENTINE SR., Joseph F. Joseph F. Valentine Sr. was born in New Orleans, LA. on February 3, 1937. He was eldest son of the late Joseph F. and Myrtle K. Valentine. Joe, was born into a musical family and began his solo career at the age of 5 singing and playing the piano in kindergarten.

He grew into a prolific songwriter, producer, promoter and club owner. Joe learned his technique while working as a side man in New Orleans. He played with some of the hottest names in show business like James Brown, Joe Tex, and Jackie Wilson. His main instrument was keyboards, but he also played saxophone and other instruments. During his early career, he traveled the world before finally settling in Austin, TX in 1967 and starting his own band, Joe Valentine and the Imperials.

He was the owner of several clubs in the area, the most recent being the 311 club on Austin's famed 6th St. Joe is preceded in death by his son, Leslie; parents, Joseph and Myrtle Valentine; and brother, Anthony F. Valentine. He leaves to cherish his memory his partner, Sue Arledge; his children, a multitude of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of others whose lives he touched in a multitude of ways.

The family will welcome visitors on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 5pm to 7pm, Fuller-Sheffield Funeral Home, 2808 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702. Pending funeral services to follow in Reserve, LA.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 18, 2018


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