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Maphis, Joe

Born 1921 in Suffolk, Va. A regular on Town Hall Party (KTTV, Compton, Calif.) in 1956. Died in 1986.

Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1959/Jan. 7
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21479  No rating Label shot Fire On The Strings — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) RZSP 33564  
    No rating Label shot I Love You Deeply — Joe Maphis And Rose Lee RZSP 33561  
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21518  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Guitar Rock And Roll – (instr.) — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) JRZSP 33731 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#15)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#15)
Bullet Emusic/JSP MP 11565500 (#11)
Bullet JSP CD 6201 (#42)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#26)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#28)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Tennessee Two Step – (instr.) — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) JRZSP 33733  
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.) B-2141  Cover shot
Swinging Strings [mono]
Borderline Label shot Song sample Hurricane – (instr.) — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins ZEP 42615 Bullet Ace CD 785 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#34)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#30)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#20)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37984 (#5)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#2)
Bullet Epic LP 37984 (#5)
Bullet Epic LP 38457 (#4)
Bullet Sony Music Spec. Prod. CD 75068 (#4)
    Borderline Bye Bye – (instr.) — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins ZEP 42615 Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#33)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#23)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Early American – (instr.) — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins ZEP 42614 Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#31)
    Non-pertinent The Rockin' Gypsy – (instr.) — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins ZEP 42614 Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#32)
Bullet Hop CD 999 (#3)
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.) B-10051  Cover shot
Fire On The Strings [mono]
No rating Label shot Fire On The Strings — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) ZEP 41083  
    No rating Twin Banjo Special — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) ZEP 41083  
    No rating Label shot Flying Fingers — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) ZEP 41084  
    No rating Guitar Rock And Roll — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) ZEP 41084  
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41353  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Short Recess – (instr.) — Joe Maphis JZSP 45777  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Moonshot – (instr.) — Joe Maphis JZSP 45779  
1960/July 25
Bb pop rev.
Republic (Calif.)  2006 
(pressed by Monarch)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Water Baby Boogie – (instr.) — Joe Maphis 1012 Δ35809 Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#36)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Black Sombrero – (instr.) — Joe Maphis 1013 Δ35809-x  
1964/Aug. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  683  No rating Label shot Hot Rod Guitar – (instr.) — Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings" 6969  
    No rating Label shot Lonesome Jailhouse Blues — Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings" 6962  
Live Performances
 
 
[live recording]     No rating Early American — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 15 (#24)
    No rating Gotta Travel On — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#20)
    No rating Horses Carry Tails — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#3)
    No rating Let's Pull Together — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#31)
    No rating Nobody's Business — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 15 (#12)
Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#18)
    No rating Orange Blossom Special — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#2)
    No rating Run Molly Run — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#10)
    No rating Short Recess — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#21)
    No rating Sourwood Mountain — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#5)
    No rating Stop That Ticklin' — Joe Maphis   Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#6)
    No rating You Don't Love Me Like You Used To — Joe Maphis   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 4 (#5)
Bullet Country Routes CD 16 (#4)
Unissued Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Flyin' Fingers — Joe Maphis   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 3 (#27)
    No rating My Curly Headed Baby — Joe Maphis   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 4 (#27)
    No rating Town Hall Boogie — Joe Maphis   Bullet Cotton Town Jubilee CD 4 (#1)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  Pertinent Song sample Water Baby Boogie [alt. vers.] – (instr.) — Joe Maphis   Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#1)

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1982Epic (United States) EG 37984LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
1983Epic (United States) PE 38457LPIntroducing Larry And Lorrie -- The Collins Kids
Sony Music Spec. Prod. (United States) WK 75068CDIntroducing Larry And Lorrie -- The Collins Kids
1990Hollowbody (United States) HC 12001CDWild Men Ride Wild Guitars: Original Rockabilly & Chicken Bop, Vol. 1
1992Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15537CDHop, Skip And Jump / The Collins Kids
1993Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
1997Cotton Town Jubilee (Germany) CTJCD 3CDHonky Tonk Rockabillies, Vol. 1
Cotton Town Jubilee (Germany) CTJCD 4CDHonky Tonk Rockabillies, Vol. 2
Country Routes RFD 15CDTown Hall Party 1958-61
Country Routes RFD 16CDJoe Maphis & Friends "Live" At Town Hall 1958-1961
2000Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62173CDWhistle Bait!: 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Ace (England) CDCHD 786CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 2
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
2008GVC 2018CDHollywood Hep Cats
2009Emusic/JSP (United States) 11565500MPVirginia Rocks!: The History of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth, CD B
JSP (England) 6201CDVirginia Rocks: The History Of Rockabilly In The Commonwealth
2011Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
year?CBS Special Products (United States) A 37984CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 3
Hop 999CDHillbilly Hop
Pan American (Switzerland) 56013CDLovin' Honey


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Udo Frank, Jim Hilmar, Pasi Koskela, Gerd Miller, John Neal, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox


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