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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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Source: Jim Hilmar

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 Records 1-59 of 59

Date Label & Number Image Title & Credits Matrix Comps
U.S. Singles & EPs
 
 
Lariat (Calif.) L1106  [78]Non-pertinent Square Dance Boogie — Cousin Joe Maphis And The Top Hands A Bullet White Label LP 2801 (#4)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Lonesome Train Boogie — Cousin Joe Maphis And The Top Hands
(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]Label shot
No rating Fire On The Strings — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) RZSP 33564  
    Label shot
No rating I Love You Deeply — Joe Maphis And Rose Lee RZSP 33561  
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.)  21518  [78]Label shot
No rating Guitar Rock And Roll — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) RHCO 33734  
    Label shot
No rating Tennessee Two Step — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) RHCO 33733  
1956/May 12
Bb c&w rev.
Columbia (N.Y.) 4-21518  [45]Label shot
Pertinent Guitar Rock And Roll — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) – (instr.)
(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)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Tennessee Two Step — Joe Maphis (King Of The Strings) – (instr.)
(from 45)
JRZSP 33733  
 
 
Columbia (N.Y.) B-2141  [45 EP]
Swinging Strings [mono]
Cover shot
Label shot
Borderline Hurricane — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins – (instr.)
(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 — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins – (instr.) ZEP 42615 Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#33)
Bullet GVC CD 2018 (#23)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Early American — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins – (instr.) ZEP 42614 Bullet Bear Family CD 15537 (#31)
    Non-pertinent The Rockin' Gypsy — Joe Maphis And Larry Collins – (instr.) 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
Label shot
No rating 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  
    Label shot
No rating 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.)  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]Label shot
Pertinent Short Recess — Joe Maphis – (instr.)
(from 45)
JZSP 45777  
    Label shot
Pertinent Moonshot — Joe Maphis – (instr.)
(from 45)
JZSP 45779  
1960/July 25
Bb pop rev.
Republic (Calif.)  2006  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Label shot
Borderline Water Baby Boogie — Joe Maphis – (instr.)
(from 45)
1012 Δ35809 Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#36)
    Label shot
Non-pertinent Black Sombrero — Joe Maphis – (instr.) 1013 Δ35809-x  
1964/Aug. 8
Bb c&w rev.
Starday (Tenn.)  683  [45]Label shot
No rating Hot Rod Guitar — Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings" – (instr.) 6969  
    Label shot
No rating Lonesome Jailhouse Blues — Joe Maphis "The King Of The Strings" 6962  
1967/May
BMI clear.
Dominion (loc?)  105  [45]No rating Thunder Road — Joe Maphis – (instr.) 1  
    No rating Spanish Dobro — Joe Maphis – (instr.) 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 Recordings
 
 
[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.] — Joe Maphis – (instr.)
(from Hollowbody CD 12001)
  Bullet Hollowbody CD 12001 (#1)

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


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