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Joe Maphis

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Joe and Rose Maphis were a favorite husband-and-wife work in the past due ’40s and early ’50s, performing traditional materials backed by the amazing instrumental skill of Joe, who have played everything with strings onto it, especially the twin-neck electric guitar. The honky tonk anthem “Dim Lighting, Thick Smoke cigarettes (And Loud, Loud Music)” was their big strike. Until his loss of life in 1986, Joe was a periods instrumentalist, support such superstars as Rick Nelson, Tex Ritter, and Wanda Jackson.

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Full Name Joe Maphis
Died June 27, 1986, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Fiddler
Nationality American
Music Songs Dim Lights Thick Smoke, Cannonball Rag, Fire On The Strings, Flying Fingers, Wildwood Flower, Town Hall Shuffle, Town Hall Boogie, Twin Banjo Special, The Rockin' Gypsy, Water Baby Boogie, Lonesome Road Blues, Katy Warren Breakdown, Floggin' The Banjo, Big Midnight Special, Lorrie Ann, Mose Rager Blues, Guitar Rock And Roll, Hot Rod Guitar, Short Recess, Moonshot, Blast Off, Pickin' & Guitin', Freight Train, Black Mountain Rag, Black Sombrero, Free Little Bird, I'm Willin' To Try, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Early American, Little Rosewood Casket, Ike Everly's Rag, Randy Lynn Rag
Albums Country Guitar Giants, Country Music's Two Guitar Greats, Country Guitar Thunder, Fire on the Strings, Flying Fingers, King Of The Strings, Hurricane
Nominations Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Fiddle Player of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Guitar Player of the Year


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Porter Wagoner Show 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ranch Party TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1957 - 1958 writer - 1 episode, 1957 arranger - 1 episode, 1957

Music Department

Music Department

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Ranch Party 1957 TV Series band leader - 2 episodes

Self

Self

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Ranch Party 1957-1958 TV Series Himself - Musician / Himself - Guitarist / Himself - Banjo Player / ...

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