Saturday, November 3, 2007

In Crowd of the month: The Village Stompers (1966)

The Village Stompers were a Dixieland jazz outfit in the early 1960's when they formed in New York City's Greenwich Village.

They gained attention in early 1963 with their instrumental hit single, 'Washington Square'.





Personnel:
Ralph Casale (banjo)
Frank Hubbell (trumpet)
Dick Brady (trombone)
Joe Muranyi (clarinet)
Mitchell May (reeds, winds)
Lenny Pogan (guitar)
Don Coates (piano)
Al McManus (drums)

Their sound and 'good-time' presentation was soon embraced by the college campus / folk-'Hootenanny' crowd, and they did much touring before disbanding sometime in 1966.

- - But now they're back!

Follow the link to The Village Stompers Official Website!

From the LP 'A Taste of Honey and Other Goodies' (Epic Records, 1966),
listen to:
The Village Stompers - The "In" Crowd (click for audio)

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