Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

by Joe Stampley
     
 
Joe Stampley has been a recognized name in the Nashville country music scene since the '70s. Though he hovered toward the top of the national charts with songs such as "All These Things," "Roll on Big Mama," "Red Wine and Blue Memories," and "Do You Ever Fool Around," Stampley is probably best known for his teaming up with Moe Bandy in the

Overview

Joe Stampley has been a recognized name in the Nashville country music scene since the '70s. Though he hovered toward the top of the national charts with songs such as "All These Things," "Roll on Big Mama," "Red Wine and Blue Memories," and "Do You Ever Fool Around," Stampley is probably best known for his teaming up with Moe Bandy in the '80s to produce hits such as "Just Good 'Ol Boys" and "Where's the Dress." On this album, Stampley is back on his own, self-producing Somewhere Under the Rainbow. The CD is a mixture of traditional country and R&B, featuring duets with son Tony Stampley and Rocki Rachal. Among the highlight cuts are the classic "If You Don't Know Me by Now," which Stampley delivers convincingly. "If It Ain't One Thing (It's Another)" is a dead-on musical rendition of the everyday chaos everyone has to endure, from paying bills to the frustration of waiting in traffic. The title track is a bluesy slow dance in motion reminiscent of the smoky honky tonk settings of Stampley's early years. Also included is a Stampley version of the Ritchie Valens upbeat classic "Boney Maronie," which Stampley makes his own and punctuates with rock & roll guitar mixed with steel. It will be interesting to see how country radio responds to this album, for it's not highly commercial. Country radio has responded to Stampley before, hopefully they'll do so again.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2004
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0619976200323
catalogNumber:
5637483138
Rank:
70131

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Stampley   Primary Artist
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Scott Blackwell   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Ava Aldridge   Background Vocals
Dennis Burnside   Piano
Barry Chance   Guitar,Slide Guitar
J.T. Corenflos   Steel Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Eddie Long   Steel Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Ron Oates   Piano
Brent Rowan   Guitar
Scott Sanders   Steel Guitar
Milton Sledge   Drums
Joe Spivey   Mandolin
Clifford Thompson   Drums,Background Vocals
Jim Vest   Steel Guitar
Jeff Walikangas   Bass,Background Vocals
Tony Stampley   Track Performer
Larry Beaird   Rhythm Guitar
Rocki Rachal   Track Performer
Jeff King   Guitar
Mike Chapman   Bass

Technical Credits

Joe Stampley   Producer
Jamie Tate   Engineer
Buck Jarrell   Engineer

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