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|Born||June 6, 1943|
|Origin||Springhill, Louisiana, USA|
He was born to R.C. Stampley, Jr. (1920–2000) and Mary E. Stampley (1924–2004).
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, 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
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. 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 #1 pop hit "Karma Chameleon".
"Where's The Dress" won the American Video Association's award for Video of the Year in 1984. 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.
|1972||If You Touch Me||17||Dot|
|1974||I'm Still Loving You||7|
|Take Me Home to Somewhere||16||ABC/Dot|
|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|
|1979||I Don't Lie||42|
|1981||I'm Gonna Love You Back to Loving Me Again||33|
|1982||I'm Goin' Hurtin'||37|
|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
|1979||Just Good Ol' Boys||11||—||Columbia|
|1981||Hey Joe! Hey Moe!||23||170|
|1984||The Good Ol Boys Alive and Well||21||—|
|1985||Live from Bad Bob's, Memphis||—||—|
|2000||Live at Billy Bob's Texas||—||—||Smith|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1971||"Take Time to Know Her"||74||—||If You Touch Me|
|"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|
|"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||—||Shiek of Chicago|
|"The Night Time and My Baby"||16||37||All These Things|
|"Whiskey Talkin'"||18||31||Shiek 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|
|"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||—|
|"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||—|
- A"Soul Song" also peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Singles with Moe Bandy
|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||—|
- Joe Stampley entry at starpulse.com
- "COUNTRY BEAT: Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Robbie Fulks ..." MTV. October 27, 2000. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- official Joe Stampley web site
- Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.