Jim Stafford

Genres: Action & Adventure Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk comedy country nichopoulooza pop life jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
Links online: VIAF Wikipedia


16 January 1944, Eloise, Florida, USA. Stafford had a series of novelty hits in the mid-70s, but his career began as a member of the Legends, which also included Gram Parsons and Lobo (Kent Lavoie). Working with Miami producer Phil Gernhard, Stafford signed to MGM Records as a solo singer, releasing ‘Swamp Witch’ in 1973. A minor hit, it was followed by the million-selling ‘Spiders And Snakes’, which used a swamp-rock sound reminiscent of Tony Joe White to tell a humorous tale. The song was composed by David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers. In 1974, Stafford tried a soft ballad with a twist, ‘My Girl Bill’ (his biggest UK hit) and another zany number, ‘Wildwood Weed’, which reached the US Top 10. Both were co-produced by Lobo. The same strand of humour ran through Stafford’s 1975 singles ‘Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne’ and ‘I Got Drunk And Missed It’. By now a minor celebrity, Stafford hosted a...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Jim Stafford

Email alerts for products
by Jim Stafford
Email Icon
OLDIES.com on facebook
Powered by AudioScrobbler
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)