Sunday, May 11, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley

Artist:Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley
Song:Just Good Ol' Boys
Album:Super Hits

Country singers Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley had success as solo artists when they got together and topped the charts with Good Ol' Boys in 1979. They recorded three albums together. Moe Bandy was born Feb. 12, 1944 in Meridian, MS. Joe Stampley was born June 6, 1943 in Springhill, LA. In the late 60s, Stampley was lead singer of The Uniques. After recording four albums, The Uniques split up in 1970 and Stampley turned to country music with ABC-Dot. In 1972, he topped the country chart with Soul Song. He moved to Epic in 1975. Meanwhile, Bandy recorded three albums for a small label. Producer Ray Baker convinced Bandy that they should go to Nashville. Bandy signed with Epic in 1975 and Baker became a house producer at Columbia Nashville. Bandy's duet with Janie Fricke It's a Cheating Situation reached #2 on the Country Singles chart. He topped the chart with I Cheated Me Right Out Of You in 1979. Bandy and Stampley were on tour together discussing the success of Waylon & Willie. And Bandy thought Moe & Joe had a ring to it. So they decided to record together. Just Good Ol' Boys was the first single and it topped the Country Singles chart. Most of their songs were tongue in cheek fun. The 1984 single Where's The Dress spoofed the cross dressing Boy George and his group Culture Club. But they used Karma Chameleon in the intro and were sued for copyright infringement. Epic was forced to pull the single and cut the intro. That's the version you get on this budget comp. Bandy and Stampley recorded four albums together including a live album. Both guys left Epic in 1985. Bandy recorded for MCA and Curb before opening his own theater in Branson, MO in 1991. Stampley has recorded for his own label for years. They reunite occasionally and have released a couple of CDs. Here's Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley performing Just Good Ol' Boys on an awards show 1980.

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