Joe Stampley

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Joe Stampley
Born(1943-06-06) June 6, 1943 (age 71)
OriginSpringhill, Louisiana, USA
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1971–present
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Joe Stampley
Born(1943-06-06) June 6, 1943 (age 71)
OriginSpringhill, Louisiana, USA
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1971–present

Joe Stampley (born June 6, 1943, Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana) is an American country music singer.


He was born to R.C. Stampley, Jr. (1920–2000), and Mary E. Stampley (1924–2004).[1]

In the 1960s, Stampley was the main singer for the rock group, The Uniques (not to be confused with the Jamaican and doo-wop groups with the same name). The Uniques were based out of Shreveport, about fifty-five miles southwest of Springhill, and began performing in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. In 1965, The Uniques recorded "Not Too Long Ago", the first national hit for Paula Records. One year later, they followed with "All These Things".

The Uniques released four original albums, and one greatest hits compilation between 1965 and their 1970 breakup. Most of their material was rooted in rhythm and blues, rock, pop, and swamp pop genres.

In 1971, Stampley signed with ABC-Dot and recorded seven country albums that produced such hits as "Soul Song", "Too Far Gone", "If You Touch Me, You 've Got To Love Me", "I'm Still Loving You", and a remake of "All These Things" as a two-step which reached #1 on the country chart.

In 1975, Stampley moved to Epic Records, where he released thirteen albums. These albums included such hits as: "Roll On Big Mama", "Red Wine and Blue Memories", "If You've Got Ten Minutes (Let's Fall in Love", "Do You Ever Fool Around", and "I'm Gonna Love You Back To Lovin' Me Again".

Stampley has over 60 charted records to his credit. Joel Whitburn's Billboard Top Country Singles rank Stampley 52nd among all country artists from 1944–1993 for charted singles. In 1976, Stampley had eight singles which charted on the Billboard country chart and was "Billboard's Single Artist of the Year".

Collaborations with Moe Bandy[edit]

During the height of his success, Stampley began teaming with Moe Bandy on a string of duets. Unlike the honky-tonk standards that both artists were known for, most of the "Moe and Joe" collaborations were tongue in cheek novelty and satirical songs. Their first charting hit together, "Just Good Ol' Boys", became a #1 hit in September 1979 and was their most successful single, although they shared several more hits. The most successful were "Holding the Bag", "Hey Moe, Hey Joe" (a cover of a single originally recorded by Carl Smith, with modified title and lyrics), and "Where's the Dress". The latter was a satire on Boy George, and had an opening guitar riff similar to Culture Club's #1 pop hit "Karma Chameleon".

"Where's The Dress" won the American Video Association's award for Video of the Year in 1984.[2] Bandy and Stampley were recognized as the Country Music Association's (CMA) 1980 Vocal Duo of the Year (as "Moe and Joe"), and won the Academy of Country Music's (ACM) Vocal Duo award for two consecutive years.

In 2000, Stampley founded Critter Records. The first act signed to the label was Billy Hoffman.[3]

Stampley occasionally performs in his native Springhill. Much of his music is available on CD from his official website.[4]



YearTitleUS CountryLabel
1972If You Touch Me17Dot
1973Soul Song13
1974I'm Still Loving You7
Take Me Home to Somewhere16ABC/Dot
1975Joe Stampley24Epic
Joe Stampley's Greatest Hits Volume I28ABC/Dot
Billy, Get Me a Woman20Epic
1976The Sheik of Chicago38
All These Things4ABC/Dot
Ten Songs About Her30Epic
1977Saturday Nite Dance48
1978Red Wine and Blue MemoriesA24
Greatest Hits42
1979I Don't Lie42
1980After Hours60
1981I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again33
1982I'm Goin' Hurtin'37
Biggest Hits
1983Memory Lane36
1985I'll Still Be Loving You

Albums with Moe Bandy[edit]

YearTitleChart positionsLabel
US CountryUS
1979Just Good Ol' Boys11Columbia
1981Hey Joe! Hey Moe!23170
1982Greatest Hits
1984The Good Ol Boys Alive and Well21
1985Live from Bad Bob's, Memphis
1999The BestIntersound
2000Live at Billy Bob's TexasSmith


YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1971"Take Time to Know Her"74If You Touch Me
1972"Hello Operator"75
"If You Touch Me, You've Got to Love Me"915
"Soul Song"A12Soul Song
1973"Bring It On Home (To Your Woman)"74
"Too Far Gone"1223
"I'm Still Loving You"32I'm Still Loving You
1974"How Lucky Can One Man Be"117
"Take Me Home to Somewhere"59Take Me Home to Somewhere
"Roll On Big Mama"11Joe Stampley
"Unchained Melody"41All These Things
"Dear Woman"119Joe Stampley
"Cry Like a Baby"70All These Things
"Billy, Get Me a Woman"1230Billy, Get Me a Woman
"She's Helping Me Get Over Loving You"2528
1976"You Make Life Easy"61All These Things
"Sheik of Chicago"43Sheik of Chicago
"All These Things"122All These Things
"Was It Worth It"43Shiek of Chicago
"The Night Time and My Baby"1637All These Things
"Whiskey Talkin'"1831Shiek of Chicago
"Everything I Own"1226All These Things
"There She Goes Again"1149Ten Songs About Her
1977"She's Long Legged"2626
"Baby, I Love You So"1520Saturday Night Dance
"Everyday I Have to Cry Some"147
1978"Red Wine and Blue Memories"67Red Wine and Blue Memories
"If You've Got Ten Minutes (Let's Fall in Love)"69
"Do You Ever Fool Around"53
1979"I Don't Lie"1221I Don't Lie
"Put Your Clothes Back On"99
1980"After Hours"1759After Hours
"Haven't I Loved You Somewhere Before"3231
"There's Another Woman"1836
1981"I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again"9I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again
"Whiskey Chasin'"1821
"All These Things" (re-recording)62
"Let's Get Together and Cry"41
1982"I'm Goin' Hurtin'"1824I'm Goin' Hurtin'
"I Didn't Know You Could Break a Broken Heart"30
1983"Finding You"24
"Poor Side of Town"12
"Double Shot of My Baby's Love"814Memory Lane
1984"Brown Eyed Girl"2942
"Memory Lane" (w/ Jessica Boucher)3936
1985"When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"67I'll Still Be Loving You
"I'll Still Be Loving You"47
1986"When You Were Blue and I Was Green"72
1988"Cry Baby"56Singles only
1989"You Sure Got This Ol' Redneck Feelin' Blue"89
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"59

Singles with Moe Bandy[edit]

YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1979"Just Good Ol' Boys"18Just Good Ol' Boys
"Holding the Bag"77
1980"Tell Ole I Ain't Here, He Better Get on Home"1115
1981"Hey Joe (Hey Moe)"108Hey Joe! Hey Moe
"Honky Tonk Queen"1211
1984"Where's the Dress"88Alive and Well
"The Boy's Night Out"3624
1985"Daddy's Honky Tonk"4845
"Still on a Roll"58
Gravestone at Springhill Cemetery of Stampley's parents, R. C. and Mary Stampley


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