Joe Stampley

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Joe Stampley
Born (1943-06-06) June 6, 1943 (age 77)
OriginSpringhill, Louisiana, United States
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1960s–present

Joe Stampley (born June 6, 1943) 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 No. 1 on the country chart.

In 1975, he 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. Joel Whitburn ranked Stampley 52nd among all country artists from 1944–1993 for charted singles. In 1976, Stampley had eight singles on the Billboard country chart and was Billboard's singles-artist of the year.

Collaboration 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 No. 1 hit in September 1979 and was their most successful single. Other hits 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 No. 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 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]

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Joe Stampley among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[5]



Year Title US Country Label
1972 If You Touch Me 17 Dot
1973 Soul Song 13
1974 I'm Still Loving You 7
Take Me Home to Somewhere 16 ABC/Dot
1975 Joe Stampley 24 Epic
Joe Stampley's Greatest Hits Volume I 28 ABC/Dot
Billy, Get Me a Woman 20 Epic
1976 The Sheik of Chicago 38
All These Things 4 ABC/Dot
Ten Songs About Her 30 Epic
1977 Saturday Nite Dance 48
1978 Red Wine and Blue MemoriesA 24
Greatest Hits 42
1979 I Don't Lie 42
1980 After Hours 60
1981 I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again 33
1982 I'm Goin' Hurtin' 37
Biggest Hits
Backslidin' 63
1983 Memory Lane 36
1985 I'll Still Be Loving You
  • ARed Wine and Blue Memories also peaked at No. 12 on the RPM Country Albums chart in Canada.

Albums with Moe Bandy[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Label
US Country US
1979 Just Good Ol' Boys 11 Columbia
1981 Hey Joe! Hey Moe! 23 170
1982 Greatest Hits
1984 The Good Ol Boys Alive and Well 21
1985 Live from Bad Bob's, Memphis
1999 The Best Intersound
2000 Live at Billy Bob's Texas Smith


Year Title Chart positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1971 "Take Time to Know Her" 74 If You Touch Me
1972 "Hello Operator" 75
"If You Touch Me, You've Got to Love Me" 9 15
"Soul Song"A 1 2 Soul Song
1973 "Bring It On Home (To Your Woman)" 7 4
"Too Far Gone" 12 23
"I'm Still Loving You" 3 2 I'm Still Loving You
1974 "How Lucky Can One Man Be" 11 7
"Take Me Home to Somewhere" 5 9 Take Me Home to Somewhere
1975 "Penny" 8 7
"Roll On Big Mama" 1 1 Joe Stampley
"Unchained Melody" 41 All These Things
"Dear Woman" 11 9 Joe Stampley
"Cry Like a Baby" 70 All These Things
"Billy, Get Me a Woman" 12 30 Billy, Get Me a Woman
"She's Helping Me Get Over Loving You" 25 28
1976 "You Make Life Easy" 61 All These Things
"Sheik of Chicago" 43 Sheik of Chicago
"All These Things" 1 22 All These Things
"Was It Worth It" 43 Sheik of Chicago
"The Night Time and My Baby" 16 37 All These Things
"Whiskey Talkin'" 18 31 Sheik of Chicago
"Everything I Own" 12 26 All These Things
"There She Goes Again" 11 49 Ten Songs About Her
1977 "She's Long Legged" 26 26
"Baby, I Love You So" 15 20 Saturday Night Dance
"Everyday I Have to Cry Some" 14 7
1978 "Red Wine and Blue Memories" 6 7 Red Wine and Blue Memories
"If You've Got Ten Minutes (Let's Fall in Love)" 6 9
"Do You Ever Fool Around" 5 3
1979 "I Don't Lie" 12 21 I Don't Lie
"Put Your Clothes Back On" 9 9
1980 "After Hours" 17 59 After Hours
"Haven't I Loved You Somewhere Before" 32 31
"There's Another Woman" 18 36
1981 "I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again" 9 I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again
"Whiskey Chasin'" 18 21
"All These Things" (re-recording) 62
"Let's Get Together and Cry" 41
1982 "I'm Goin' Hurtin'" 18 24 I'm Goin' Hurtin'
"I Didn't Know You Could Break a Broken Heart" 30
"Backslidin'" 25 Backslidin'
1983 "Finding You" 24
"Poor Side of Town" 12
"Double Shot of My Baby's Love" 8 14 Memory Lane
1984 "Brown Eyed Girl" 29 42
"Memory Lane" (w/ Jessica Boucher) 39 36
1985 "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" 67 I'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" 56 Singles 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]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1979 "Just Good Ol' Boys" 1 8 Just Good Ol' Boys
"Holding the Bag" 7 7
1980 "Tell Ole I Ain't Here, He Better Get on Home" 11 15
1981 "Hey Joe (Hey Moe)" 10 8 Hey Joe! Hey Moe
"Honky Tonk Queen" 12 11
1984 "Where's the Dress" 8 8 Alive and Well
"The Boy's Night Out" 36 24
1985 "Daddy's Honky Tonk" 48 45
"Still on a Roll" 58

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1984 "Where's The Dress"


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 5, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "COUNTRY BEAT: Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Robbie Fulks ..." MTV. October 27, 2000. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Joe Stampley". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.

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