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Classic Rewind: Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley – ‘Holding The Bag’

5 responses to “Classic Rewind: Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley – ‘Holding The Bag’

  1. Luckyoldsun February 23, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I’m not sure If Moe & Joe could’ve made it today. Throwing the boss out a window, flipping a city truck and beating your brother-in-law half to death are probably safe, but making light of drunk driving? That would probably get you banished to p.c. hell–or from the radio.

    • Ken February 24, 2018 at 11:14 am

      What on earth are you talking about? Most of those lyrics are not contained in either of these songs. Do you ever LISTEN to the posted videos before making ridiculous comments?
      Moe & Joe’s songs were intended to be humorous – not serious. None advocated for any of the activities mentioned. For almost 40 years everyone that I’ve ever encountered has understood that concept – EXCEPT YOU!

      Also not everything from the past has to be viewed through the prism of today’s culture and sensibilities. We all don’t drive cars that are 30+ years old or watch black & white TV sets or wear the style of clothing popular decades ago. Times change. So does the culture. So does music. What was popular 30 or 40 years ago may not be acceptable today. Nothing new there Captain Obvious.

  2. Paul W Dennis February 24, 2018 at 9:36 am

    The Moe & Joe schtick got old pretty quickly. If you have “Just Good Ol’ Boys” and “Where’s The Dress” you have all the Moe & Joe you really need

    Both Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley were good singers, but both careers went stone cold by the end of the 1980s, Neither of them were “pretty enough ” to be picked up by the new traditionalist movement

    • Luckyoldsun February 24, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Joe was a very good singer, but he was more soul than country. Like others of that vein–Razzy Bailey, and even the far more successful Charlie Rich–his success was going to be limited by whether or not country-soul was “in” at any given time.
      Bandy and Stampley were both in their late 40’s by the end of the 1980s. It’s hardly surprising that they were pushed out in the New Traditionalist era . Everybody else from their era was, too.

  3. Ken February 24, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I thought the Moe & Joe pairing was pretty clever and resulted in some great country music. Enjoyed most of the music they did as it was traditional sounding, very well produced and they selected songs that fit their “good ol’ boys” persona. My favorites were “Hey Joe (Hey Moe)” and “Tell Ole I Ain’t Here, He Better Get On Home” I did tire of “Where’s The Dress” pretty quickly as it had a narrower focus compared to their other tunes but it was very clever & funny at that time.

    My take on their partnership was that it was similar to Ernest Tubb & Red Foley who also recorded some funny songs in the early 1950’s. Not meant to last long-term but their coupling produced some memorable songs that would not have worked as well individually as they did for duets.

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