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Chris Stamey

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From his tenures using the Sneakers as well as the dB’s on to his subsequent solo tasks, singer/songwriter Chris Stamey continued to be a linchpin from the jangle pop renaissance. Given birth to Dec 6, 1954 in Chapel Hill, NEW YORK, he grew up within the Winston-Salem region, and alongside longtime friend and collaborator Peter Holsapple, he first surfaced in 1972 within the short-lived Rittenhouse Square, which released its single LP the next 12 months. While going to the University or college of NEW YORK in 1975, Stamey teamed with drummer Will Rigby to create the cult preferred power pop combo Tennis shoes; the group was later on became a member of by guitarist Mitch Easter, the near future Let’s Dynamic frontman who continue to emerge among the era’s top manufacturers. The group journeyed to NEW YORK in 1976 to seem at the famous Max’s Kansas Town but dissolved immediately after, at which period Stamey came back to ny to create his very own label, Car Information. Furthermore to issuing the posthumous Trainers collection In debt in 1978, Car also released the wonderful “I Am the Cosmos,” the lone single one of ex-Big Superstar mastermind Chris Bell; concurrently, Stamey performed live with Bell’s onetime Big Superstar partner Alex Chilton, and in 1977 released a single single, “THE SUMMERTIME Sunlight.” When Rigby and bassist Gene Holder relocated to NY, Stamey became a member of them because the dB’s, launching the 1978 one “If so when” before growing to some four-piece by adding Holsapple. Even though dB’s quirky however melodic approach expected the emergence from the southern jangle pop explosion, the music group never earned exactly the same interest afforded to serves like R.E.M. — originally, they couldn’t also property an American record offer, and their initial two albums (the much-acclaimed 1981 initiatives Means Decibels and Repercussion) made an appearance just in Britain. Stamey still left the dB’s in 1983, issuing the single LP It’s an excellent Life afterwards that same season; after issuing 1984’s Quick Pleasure EP, he documented and toured using the Golden Palominos, squeezing in the THE HOLIDAY SEASON mini-album in 1986. A season later, Stamey agreed upon with A&M to create his long-awaited major-label debut using the outstanding It’s Alright; despite uniformly solid testimonials, the album produced almost no industrial influence, and he spent another several years being a manufacturer and visitor musician, completing an record which A&M apparently turned down. The LP finally made an appearance on Rhino in 1991 beneath the name Fireworks; that same 12 months, he reunited with Holsapple for Mavericks. For 1995’s The Robust Beauty of Improper Versions in Decision Producing, Stamey produced a radical change from his pop recent, teaming with cornetist/guitarist Kirk Ross for a fitness in free of charge improvisation. Stamey spent the rest from the decade concentrating on generating records for additional performers at his Contemporary studio room in Chapel Hill, but came back to his personal recording profession with 2004’s Moves within the South. Significantly less than a 12 months later, Stamey experienced another new recording ready for launch, a cooperation with Yo La Tengo and Tyson Rogers acknowledged towards the Chris Stamey Encounter and entitled A Query of Heat (2005). A couple of years after A Query of Heat, Stamey reunited with Peter Holsapple, liberating Here and today in ’09 2009 and assisting it having a tour. Stamey after that turned his focus on an ambitious live staging of Big Star’s third recording Sister Lovers, performing because the musical movie director for the star-studded concerts. The to begin these debuted at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NEW YORK in Dec of 2010 and on the next couple of years, Stamey brought Big Star’s Third to London also to 2012’s South by Southwest event. That 12 months also found the reunion from the dB’s, who performed live and released the brand new recording Falling Off the Sky that summer time. Stamey continued along with his active workload in early 2013 using the release from the dreamy single record Lovesick Blues. 2 yrs afterwards, he released Euphoria, an record which handled upon a lot of his pop obsessions.

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Full Name Chris Stamey
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality American
Music Groups The dB's
Music Songs The Summer Sun, You n Me n XTC, Lovesick Blues, I Wrote This Song for You, Occasional Shivers, Universe-sized Arms, The Room Above the Bookstore, Something Came Over Me, My Friend the Sun, 14 Shades of Green, Cara Lee, When the Fever Breaks, Make Up Your Mind, Dr. Strangelove's Assistant, Dear Valentine, Where the Fun Is, Incredible Happiness, Where Does the Time Go?, If Memory Serves, Here Without You, You Are Beautiful, Long Time Coming, Angels, Plainest Thing, Song for Johnny Cash, I Want To Break Your Heart, McCauley Street, Bird on the Wing, Begin Again, I Know You Will, She Was The One, From the Word Go
Albums Mavericks, Here and Now, Stands for Decibels, Falling Off the Sky, Speed of Sound- Music Withouth Words from Travels in the Sou, Travels in the South, It's Alright, Euphoria, V.O.T.E., Lovesick Blues, Fireworks, It's a Wonderful Life, Ride the Wild TomTom
Movies Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... and More


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Camera Department

Camera Department

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UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights 2015 TV Movie camera operator
UFC Unrestricted 2012 TV Special camera operator
Elite 11 2012 TV Series documentary camera operator - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Joyful Noise 2012 performer: "My Friend the Sun"
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Documentary writer: "New York Studio 1959"
Loud Family Live 2000 2003 Video documentary writer: "Tearjerkin'"
The End of Violence 1997 producer: "Theme For A Trucker"

Composer

Composer

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The Rise and Fall of Books 2008 Documentary

Producer

Producer

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Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More 2017 Documentary producer

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Self

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Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live... And More 2017 Documentary Himself

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