Joe Tex was a prolific songwriter who didn't mind sharing his songs. One of them, "I Gotcha," was written with King Floyd in mind. Floyd never recorded the song, but during the late '60s Tex did, though it was never released. The singer re-recorded the song in late 1971 at The Sound Shop in Nashville. Like he'd done on Tex's earlier sides, producer Buddy Killen re-edited it. Released as the B-side of "Mother's Prayer," DJs flipped the single over and began playing "I Gotcha." Released on Killen's Dial label distributed through Atlantic Records, "I Gotcha" sold about three million copies, going to number one R&B and number two pop in the spring of 1972. The I Gotcha LP went to number five R&B and number 17 pop, spawning the singles "Give the Baby Anything the Baby Wants" and "You Said a Bad Word." Joe Tex gave a memorable, energetic performance on TV's Soul Train which included gravity-defying microphone stand tricks and culminated with the singer chasing and catching one of the show's female dancers in the closing minutes of the record. Like songs of another Southern soul favorite, Otis Redding, Tex's "I Gotcha" was sampled by various hip-hop and soul acts. Tex re-recorded "I Gotcha" as a sly ballad on his 1978 LP Rub Down.