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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.

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Artist image
Source: Jim Hilmar

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Original Releases

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Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
 
 
Lariat (Calif.) L1106  [78] Non-pertinent Square Dance Boogie
Cousin Joe Maphis And The Top Hands
A Bullet White Label LP 2801 (#4)
    Non-pertinent Lonesome Train Boogie
Cousin Joe Maphis And The Top Hands
Label shot
(from White Label LP 2801)
B Bullet White Label LP 2801 (#5)
1959/Jan. 7
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.)  21479  [78] No rating Fire On The Strings
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
   
    No rating I Love You Deeply
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee
   
1959/Jan. 7
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21479  [45] No rating Fire On The Strings
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
RZSP 33564  
    No rating I Love You Deeply
Joe Maphis And Rose Lee
Label shot
RZSP 33561  
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.)  21518  [78] No rating Guitar Rock And Roll
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
RHCO 33734  
    No rating Tennessee Two Step
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
RHCO 33733  
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21518  [45] Pertinent Guitar Rock And Roll – (instr.)
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
(from 45)
JRZSP 33731 Bullet Ace CD 786 (#15)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62173 (#15)
Bullet JSP CD 6201 (#42)
Bullet Pan American CD 56013 (#26)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#28)
    Non-pertinent Tennessee Two Step – (instr.)
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
JRZSP 33733  
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.) B-2141  [45 EP]
Swinging Strings [mono]
Cover shot
Borderline Hurricane – (instr.)
Joe Maphis And Larry Collins
Label shot
(from Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172)
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 Early American – (instr.)
Joe Maphis And Larry Collins
Label shot
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  [45 EP]
Fire On The Strings [mono]
Cover shot
No rating Fire On The Strings
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
ZEP 41083  
    No rating Twin Banjo Special
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
ZEP 41083  
    No rating Flying Fingers
Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings)
Label shot
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.)  41353  [78] No rating Short Recess
Joe Maphis
   
    No rating Moonshot
Joe Maphis
   
1959/Mar. 16
Bb pop rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-41353  [45] Pertinent Short Recess – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
Label shot
(from 45)
JZSP 45777  
    Pertinent Moonshot – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
Label shot
(from 45)
JZSP 45779  
1960/July 25
Bb pop rev.
Republic (Calif.)  2006  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Borderline Water Baby Boogie – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
Label shot
(from 45)
1012 Δ35809 Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#36)
    Non-pertinent Black Sombrero – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
Label shot
1013 Δ35809-x  
1964/Aug. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  683  [45] No rating Hot Rod Guitar – (instr.)
Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings"
Label shot
6969  
    No rating Lonesome Jailhouse Blues
Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings"
Label shot
6962  
1967/May
BMI clear.
Dominion (loc?)  105  [45] No rating Thunder Road – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
1  
    No rating Spanish Dobro – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
2  
 
 
[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]     [unissued] 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]     [unissued] Pertinent Water Baby Boogie [alt. vers.] – (instr.)
Joe Maphis
(from Hollowbody CD 12001)
  Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#1)

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
1988White Label (Netherlands) WLP 2801LPBoppin' Hillbilly, Vol. 1
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
2009JSP (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, Mike Smyth, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox


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