Joe Maphis

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... read moreJoe and Rose Maphis were a popular husband-and-wife act in the late '40s and early '50s, singing traditional material backed by the amazing instrumental talent of Joe, who played everything with strings on it, especially the twin-neck guitar. The honky tonk anthem "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud...

Key songs

Cannonball Rag
Joe Maphis
1:37
Twin Banjo Special
Joe Maphis
2:12
Guitar Rag
Joe Maphis
2:13
Guitar Rock And Roll
Joe Maphis
2:25
Banjo Workout
Joe Maphis
1:21

Biography

Active: 1940s-1970s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Joe and Rose Maphis were a popular husband-and-wife act in the late '40s and early '50s, singing traditional material backed by the amazing instrumental talent of Joe, who played everything with strings on it, especially the twin-neck guitar. The honky tonk anthem "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)" was their big hit. Until his death in 1986, Joe was a sessions instrumentalist, backing such stars as Rick Nelson, Tex Ritter, and Wanda Jackson. ~ David Vinopal~ Rovi

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