THE JOE MAPHIS 45's DISCOGRAPHY ON PAUL VIDAL's BIG V JAMBOREE
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This is an updated reprint of a piece I compiled in 1985 & 1986, with help from the Country Music Foundation (Nashville) and a couple of fellow collectors. It was first published in the November 1986 issue of the French mag - LATCH ON - then run by Jean-Guy Meunier.
Many thanks to
Steve Wisner, Jeff Porterfield, Martin Thomas, Bobby Gibson
and Pasi Koskela for their additions.

JOE & ROSE LEE MAPHIS

US DISCOGRAPHY & SESSIONOGRAPHY

Part 1 : 45's & EPs


COUSIN JOE MAPHIS & THE TOP HANDS
LARIAT 1106
Lonesome Train Boogie
Square Dance Boogie

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LARIAT 1203
Let's Fly Away
You Can't Take The Heart Out Of Me

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OKEH 18013
RHCO 10484 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
RHCO 10486 Black Mountain Rag

The original 'Dim Lights, Thick Smoke...'

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OKEH 18024
RHCO 10604 I'm A Stranger In My Home
RHCO 10605 Please Mister Mailman

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OKEH 18029
RHCO 10606 Cold Heart Of Steel
RHCO 10607 Henhouse Serenade

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OKEH 18041
RHCO 10485 Dream House For Sale
RHCO 10487 The Go'Fer Song

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OKEH 18051
RHCO 10864 Let's Talk About Love
RHCO 10865 Devil's Doll

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OKEH 18059
RHCO 10866 Honky Tonk Love Affair
RHCO 10867 Quicksand

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COLUMBIA 21389
RHCO 33347 The Parting Of The Ways
RHCO 33349 Honky Tonk Down Town

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COLUMBIA 21427
RHCO 33346 You Ain't Got The Sense (You Were Borned With) (sic)
RHCO 33348 Your Old Love Letters

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COLUMBIA 21479
RHCO 33561 I Love You Deeply
RHCO 33564 Fire On The Strings

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COLUMBIA 21568
RHCO 33562 Let's Pull Together
RHCO 33563 I'm Willin' To Try

JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA 21518
RHCO 33731 Guitar Rock And Roll
RHCO 33733 Tennessee Two Step

JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA 21547
RHCO 33732 Floggin' The Banjo
RHCO 33734 Bully Of The Town

JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA 40882
RHCO 33943 Town Hall Shuffle
RHCO 33946 Sweet Fern

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COLUMBIA 41004
RHCO 40147 A Picture, A Ring & A Curl
RHCO 40148 I Gotta Lotta Lovin'

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RHCO 40345 Sweet Lips
RHCO 40346 Nothing In This World
RHCO 40347 Oh, How I Miss You
RHCO 40348 I Want To Go Steady
(the above four titles are unreleased)

JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA 41353
CO 62227 / RHCO 45777 Short Recess
CO 62229 / RHCO 45779 Moonshot

The 'Moonshot' single.

CO 62228 / RHCO 45778 Big Doll
(the above track is unreleased)
RHCO 46424 Marching Through Georgia
RHCO 46426 Navajo (War Party)
(the above two tracks were first issued by Bear Family - BCD 16103)

JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA 41579
RHCO 46423 Jubilo
RHCO 46425 Del Rio


JOE MAPHIS
REPUBLIC 2006
1012 Water Baby Boogie
1013 Black Sombrero

Water Baby Boogie

JOE MAPHIS
MAC GREGOR 8505
A Green River Rag
B Bill Cheatum

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CAPITOL 5077
50718 Maple On The Hill
36996 Whiskey Is Is The Devil In Liquid Form

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STARDAY 675
6954 Remember (I'm Just As Close ...)
6960 Hoot 'n' Annie

A pin of Joe's Mosrite,  kindly given to me by Rose Lee.




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STARDAY 683
6962 Lonesome Jailhouse Blues
6969 Hot Rod Guitar
(w/Pete Drake)

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STARDAY 710
6956 I've Come To Take You Home
6966 Hot Time In Nashville Tonight

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STARDAY 728
7624 Don't Pass Me By
7625 Your Little Black Book

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STARDAY 745
6971 Ridin' Down Ole '99
7623 Turn On The Bright Lights

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MOSRITE 150
M 150 Send Me Your Love A. P. O.
M 160 Write Him A Letter

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MOSRITE 290
T3KM-8425-2 Tunin' Up For The Blues
T3KM-8426-2 A Lifetime Of Love

Mosrite single #290.
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MOSRITE 319
Country Girl Courtship
Pickin' And Guitin'

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CHART 5029
CH-752 Gee, Aren't We Lucky
CH-753 Guitar Happy

ROSE LEE MAPHIS
CHART 5074
CH-908 I Don't Care
CH-909 Run That By Me One More Time

JOE & JODY MAPHIS
CHART 5122
CH-1047 Sippin', Pickin' & Flippin'
CH-1046 If I'm Gonna Have Your Lovin'

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OUTREACH 102
Let Your Love Show
[Same flip]

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CMH 1517
My Baby's Doin' Alright
Eighteen Wheels

Fiddle Pickin'

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CMH 1520
5792 Somewhere Between
5797 Fiddle Pickin'

Rose Lee's scarce Ripcord '45.

ROSE LEE MAPHIS
RIPCORD 009
009-1 You
009-2 Kiss A Day


JOE & THE CHUCK WAGON TEAM
Featuring Fiddlin' Kate
WINDSOR 4167
Gitdown #1
Long Journey

JOE & THE CHUCK WAGON TEAM
Featuring Fiddlin' Kate
WINDSOR 4172
WC-4172-A We'll Build A Bungalow
WC-4172-B Left-Right
(Joe plays banjo on top side.
B-side, written Shuman-Garson, is by The Sundowners Band and does not feature Joe Maphis)


JOE MAPHIS
COLUMBIA EP B-10051
RHCO 33564 Fire On The Strings
RHCO 33731 Guitar Rock And Roll
RHCO 33944 Flying Fingers
RHCO 33945 Twin Banjo Special

JOE MAPHIS & LARRY COLLINS
COLUMBIA EP B-2141
RHCO 40372 Early American
RHCO 40373 The Rockin' Gipsy
RHCO 40374 Bye, Bye
RHCO 40375 Hurricane

The rare Maphis/Collins EP !

JOE MAPHIS
STARDAY SEP-242
7933 Dixie Guitar
7935 Y'All Come
7938 Tennessee Guitar Polka
7939 Cannonball Guitar
7937 Bonaparte's Guitar (sic)
7943 Maybelle

From Starday SLP 373 'Country Guitar Goes To The Jimmy  Dean Show'


The Lariat cuts feature Billy Liebert & his band and were cut in 1951/1952.
The Okeh sessions took place as follows :
* RHCO 10484 to 10487 : April 27, 1953
* RHCO 10604 to 10607 : October 8, 1953
* RHCO 10864 to 10867 : April 27, 1954 .
The Columbia sessions were cut as follows :
* RHCO 33346 to 33349 : February 22, 1955
* RHCO 33561 to 33564 : October 3, 1955
* RHCO 33731 to 33734 : February 28, 1956
* RHCO 33943 to 33946 : August 23, 1956
* RHCO 40147 to 40148 : March 12, 1957
* RHCO 40345 to 40348 : August 26, 1957
* RHCO 40372 to 40375 : September 25, 1957
* RHCO 45777 to 45779 : January 30, 1959
* RHCO 46423 to 46426 : January 5, 1960 .
Nigel Burlinson has kindly given me the explanation for that 'RHCO' prefix :
R=Radio Recorders, H= Hollywood, CO=Columbia.

The Republic sides were cut on February 2, 1960. The previously unreleased stereo mix (where Joe's wonderful overdubs can be clearly heard) appears on two Sundazed CDs : 'Wild Men Ride Wild Guitars' (HC 12001) & 'Sundazed Sampler' (SC PRO 01).
The Mac Gregor stuff dates back probably to 1960/61 (or earlier).
The above Capitol sides were recorded circa 1962.
Most of the above sessions were done in Hollywood (Radio Recorders, etc), although a few may have been cut in Nashville.
After Capitol, Joe was signed to Starday Records.
The Starday sides are all from the 1964-1966 period and were cut in Nashville. I think that other promo EPs culled from Joe's Starday LPs exist.
The Mosrite and Chart outings are also late '60s / early '70s recordings.
The Outreach single was released on that Nashville label in 1975 (song written by Joe & Rose Lee).
The second CMH release is from 1979.

The rare Ripcord single was recorded at The Ripcord Recording Studios in Vancouver, Washington. Musician & label owner, Bobby Gibson, co-produced the record with Rick Keefer ; Joe definitely played on it and the string section (on 'You') was from the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Oregon.
The Windsor label was out of Temple City, California. Most tracks are 'square dance instrumentals'.