Joe Stampley (born June 6, 1943 Springhill, Louisiana in Webster Parish, Louisiana) is a country music singer. He is known for several hits in the 1960s and beyond.
He was born to R.C. Stampley, Jr. (|1920–2000), and Mary E. Stampley (1924–2004). His interest in music dates to boyhood, when he listened to his father's Hank Williams records and learned to play piano before he was ten years of age.
In the 1960s, Stampley was the lead 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, the largest city near Springhill, and began performing in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. They were soon in great demand. 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", which is still played on many oldies radio stations, especially in the south-central United States.
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This fabulous blues duo has existed for more than 20 years. The harp and guitar has been a traditional format in the blues history, and they are giving you the best of what they consider is the best of the acoustic blues tradition. Their music goes back to the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. The Jumper and Moe play in different styles like the Mississippi slide or harp style, or the sweet Piedmont way of guitar picking. We can find memories of Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Carter, Leadbelly, Lightning Hopkins, Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, BB King, Mississippi Sheiks, The Memphis Jug Band, Robert Johnson, and many more of the oldtimers in their music.
Eric Moe is an alchemist of expressive extremes, from what he calls ‘beautiful quiet music’ to ‘the rough, raucous stuff’. His exquisitely controlled music distils rare eloquence, grace, force and beauty from the incongruous elements of pop, rock, jazz, African drumming and classical sources as diverse as Mozart and Stravinsky. Edgy and lyrical, gritty and elegiac, the works on this disc synthesise the harmonies of Debussy, the drum licks of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bud Powell’s extraordinary pianism and much more besides into an exuberant musical fusion.
Having steered the mothership and worked as a triggerman for the Godfather of Soul, storied sax man Maceo Parker now brings his own tight rhythm and soul sound to vinyl (er, plastic) in undeniable proof that he's still "got it." Combining his smoking horn with the backing of fellow legends such as trombonist Fred Wesley and new bloods such as son Corey (whose intermittent raps colorfully enhance the album's youthful vibrance), Maceo works through the familiar funk and soul lines of his Parliament and JB days and adds new twists to such classics as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and "Inner City Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good," and Sly Stone's "Sing a Simple Song," while offering a number of his own well-orchestrated and well-seasoned compositions. "Youth of the World" features Maceo on a lead vocal reminiscent of Kool Moe Dee or Kurtis Blow, while "Do You Love Me" rises like Tower of Power before the sultry Chicago lines of closer "Going in Circles".
First time on CD! Volumes 5 + 6 in our Exotic Blues & Rhythm series were released on limited edition 10” vinyl and sold out in next to no time! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! –Stag-O-Lee Records.
These Are Special Times is the sixth English-language studio album and the first English-language holiday album by Canadian singer Celine Dion. Released by Sony Music Entertainment on 30 October 1998, it features cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material. Dion worked with David Foster and Ric Wake, who produced most of the tracks for the album. Other producers include R. Kelly and Bryan Adams. Critics praised Dion's commitment to the recorded material, as well as the production of the songs. The album has been certified five-times Platinum in the United States. In Canada, the album has sold one million copies and been certified Diamond. The album has sold twelve million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time.