Today we are going to celebrate country music artist Joe Stampley’s 75th Birthday by listening to one of his hit songs when he was with his band The Uniques until he became a solo country artist.
Joe Stampley with The Uniques
Before he became a country singer, Joe Stampley began his career in a rock band called The Uniques. They have been together from 1965 to 1970. Two of the hit songs released by the band was “Not Too Long Ago” and “All These Things.”
As a Solo Artist
After his time with the band, Stampley went on to pursue a solo career as a country singer. In 1971, he was able to sign a record deal with ABC-Dot. His very first single to enter the US Billboard Chart at No. 1 was “Soul Song” in 1972. After “Soul Song” Stampley produces more top performing songs such as “Bring it on Home (To Your Woman), “I’m Still Loving You,” “Take Me Home to Somewhere,” “Penny,” and “Roll On Big Mama.”
Stampley is an astonishing singer he was able to make his song enter the chart from the beginning of his career. He has 53 songs to enter the US Billboard Hot Country charts as a solo artist.
Joe and Moe Duo
In 1918, Joe Stampley joined forces with Moe Bandy and formed the duo “Moe and Joe.” The two were a big hit back then. They had released songs together that were chart-topping. “Just Good ‘Ol Boys” was their first and last No. 1 song on the US Billboard Hot Country Charts. However, they still released some songs that entered the Billboard Charts from 1979 to 1985.
“All These Things”: The Uniques Vs. As A Solo Artist
Stampley first released “All These Things” with his band The Uniques in 1966. The band’s song peaked only at the No. 97 position of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1966. The Uniques performed at soft rock version of this song. In 1976, Stampley made a rendition of this song to a western/country classic tune. His version of this song was able to place at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Which version do you think is better? Joe Stampley with his band The Uniques or when he recorded it as a solo artist?