The Uniques (Louisiana band)

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The Uniques were an American rock band based in Louisiana, Kentucky, United States, with Joe Stampley at the helm.[1] They were active from about 1965 to 1970, recording most of their material at Robin Hood Studios, located in Tyler, Texas. They released their material on Paula Records of Shreveport, Louisiana. Their two biggest hits were "Not Too Long Ago" and "All These Things", which Stampley would re-record in his country solo career and take to the top of the charts.[2]

The song "All These Things" was written by Art Neville.[3]

In the fall of 2010, The Uniques were inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during their 45th anniversary reunion concert at the Piney woods Palace in Springhill, Louisiana.

The song "You Ain't Tuff" was also featured on the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 collection.

Their actual LP releases on Paula Records in chronological order were:

  • Uniquely Yours (LPS 2190) 1966
  • Happening Now (LPS 2194) 1967
  • Playtime (PS 2199) 1968
  • The Uniques (Paula LPS 2204) 1969
  • Golden Hits (LPS 2208) 1970


  1. ^ Tom Aswell (22 April 2013). Louisiana Rocks!: The True Genesis of Rock and Roll. Pelican Publishing. pp. 313–. ISBN 978-1-4556-0783-9. 
  2. ^ Richard Carlin (25 February 2014). Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. pp. 382–. ISBN 978-1-135-36104-4. 
  3. ^ The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press. 4 January 2012. pp. 475–. ISBN 978-0-19-992083-9. 

Authorship of "All These Things" is taken from and