Joe Knows How to Live (Eddy Raven)
Joe Hill - best known version is by Joan Baez - available at YouTube, but I rather like Paddy Reilly's clear telling of the story.
This is kind of relevant to Friday's post about the Walmart strikers. (From the lyrics: "Where working men defend their rights, It's there you'll find Joe Hill". Joe Hill was a labor icon of the early 20th century, itinerant miner, songwriter and union activist who was executed by a Utah firing squad in 1915. The song’s refrain: “I never died, said he" . Full story at spartacus.schoolnet
Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe - Ella
GI Joe - Waylon (best line "....... "I still think the boys got screwed over in Vietnam.")
Also Joes: a couple too sad for inclusion:
Good For Nothing Joe (Lena Horne, Kay Starr etc.)
Li'l Joe (Red Sovine)
Then there was a Joe as a supporting character in Sinatra's One for My Baby & One for the Road...."Set 'em up Joe...." "Joe I know you're getting anxious to close..."
and a Joe left behind in Jambalaya: "Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh....."
Still more Joes:
Hello Joe - (Blondie)
Goodbye Joe (Laura Nyro)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (various).