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Genres  Rock
Name  Chris Stamey

Associated acts  The dB's
Labels  Yep Roc Records
Music group  The dB's
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Born  December 6, 1954 (age 61) Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States (1954-12-06)
Occupation(s)  Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments  Guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, vocals
Role  Musician ยท
Education  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Albums  Here and Now, Stands for Decibels, Ride the Wild TomTom, Falling Off the Sky, Stands for deciBels / Repercussion

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Christopher Charles "Chris" Stamey (born December 6, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. After a brief time playing with Alex Chilton, as well as Mitch Easter under the name Sneakers, Stamey formed The dB's with Peter Holsapple.


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Early life

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Stamey was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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In 1977, Stamey founded the independent New York City record label, Car Records, which released the 1978 Chris Bell single with the tracks, "I Am The Cosmos/You And Your Sister".

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Stamey recorded and released two critically acclaimed albums with The dB's, Stands for Decibels (1981) and Repercussion (1982), before leaving the band to pursue a solo career.

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In 1991, Stamey and Holsapple reunited to record the album entitled Mavericks.

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In 1996, Stamey moved back to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and opened the recording studio, Modern Recording, with former dB's producer, Scott Litt. He has worked as a producer and sound engineer for various artists and recording projects including those by the alternative country group, Whiskeytown.

In 2004, Stamey released the album Travels in the South, quickly followed by V.O.T.E. 2004, enlarged as 2005's A Question of Temperature featuring the group, Yo La Tengo, as the album's backing musicians.

In July 2009, Stamey and Holsapple released their second album as a duo entitled Here and Now which was promoted by a follow-up concert tour.

In 2012, Stamey reunited with the dB's to complete Falling Off the Sky, their first new studio album in 25 years and their first in 30 years with the original 1978 line-up.

On February 5, 2013, Stamey released the solo album Lovesick Blues on Yep Roc Records, followed by Euphoria in 2015.

Solo albums

  • 1982: It's A Wonderful Life (DB records)
  • 1987: It's Alright (A&M)
  • 1991: Fireworks (New Rose)
  • 2004: Travels In The South (Yep Roc)
  • 2013: Lovesick Blues (Yep Roc)
  • 2015: Euphoria (Yep Roc)
  • Singles

  • 1977: The Summer Sun (ORK Records)
  • 1983: Winter Of Love (Albion)
  • 1987: Cara Lee (A&M)
  • 1992: On The Radio (Intercord)
  • 1993: Alive (Singles Only)
  • 1994: Let it be Me (Car Records)
  • EPs

  • 1984: Instant Excitement (Coyote)
  • As a member of the dB's

  • 1981: Stands for Decibels (Albion)
  • 1983: Repercussion (Albion)
  • 2012: Falling Off the Sky (BarNone)
  • As Chris Stamey and Friends

  • 1993: Christmas Time (East Side Records)
  • With Kirk Ross

  • 1995: The Robust Beauty Of Improper Linear Models In Decision Making (East Side Digital)
  • With Peter Holsapple

  • 1991: Mavericks (New Rose)
  • 2009: Here And Now (Yep Roc)
  • Singles
  • 1991: Angels (New Rose)
  • 2009: My Friend The Sun (BarNone)
  • 2009: Live At Euclid (Euclid Records)
  • With Yo La Tengo

  • 2004: V.O.T.E. (Yep Roc) reissued and expanded as A Question of Temperature in 2005
  • As producer

  • 1983: Pylon - Chomp (DB Records)
  • 1990: Peter Blegvad - King Strut And Other Stories (Silvertone)
  • 1995: Whiskeytown - Faithless Street (Outpost)
  • 1997: Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac (Outpost)
  • 1998: Myra Holder - Four Mile Road (Coyote)
  • 1999: Le Tigre - Le Tigre (Mr. Lady)
  • 1999: The Butchies - Population: 1975 (Mr. Lady)
  • 2000: Sue Garner & Rick Brown - Still (Thrill Jockey)
  • 2001: Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence (Bloodshot)
  • 2001: Hazeldine - Double Back (Glitterhouse)
  • 2001: Le Tigre - Feminist Sweepstakes (Mr. Lady)
  • 2002: The Mayflies USA - Summertown (Yep Roc)
  • 2003: Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out (Yep Roc)
  • 2004: Tres Chicas - Sweetwater (Yep Roc)
  • As contributing musician

  • 1989: Syd Straw - Surprise (Virgin)
  • 1985: The Golden Palominos - Visions of Excess (Celluloid)
  • 1986: The Golden Palominos - Blast of Silence (Axed My Baby for a Nickel) (Celluloid)
  • 1992: Freedy Johnston - Can You Fly (BarNone))
  • 2015: Alex Chilton - Ocean Club '77 (Norton)
  • References

    Chris Stamey Wikipedia

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