Joe Stampley

Joe Stampley

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

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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 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, the largest city near 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 the Uniques' 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 the 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 out thirteen albums. These albums included such...
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