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Village Stompers
 
  Introduction
 

The group known as The Village Stompers was formed in 1962-63 by eight young Dixieland jazz musicians coming from collegiate and semi-professional band or orchestra  backgrounds.  They burst onto the scene with their hit single, "Washington Square," on Epic Records in 1963 and followed that success later in the same year with their first album, also called "Washington Square."  Over the next four years they released five more albums for Epic before disbanding to pursue solo careers in 1967.  Because their initial records were based on "folk" songs, the group is often thought of as a folk group, but at their core they were proponents of Dixieland jazz.  Their albums, in the order of their release, were: Washington Square (1963), More Sounds of Washington Square (1964), Around the World (1964), New Beat on Broadway (1965), Some Folk, A Bit of Country, and A Whole Lot of Dixie (1965), A Taste of Honey and Other Goodies (1966), and their final album One More Time (1966).  Epic also released a "Greatest Hits" album in 1967, but the arrival of the British Invasion had pushed both folk and Dixieland off the charts. 

 

VinylTimeMachine Collection

 
Album Title Album Number Year
Washington Square Epic LN-24078 1963
More Sounds of Washington Square Epic LN-24090 1964
New Beat on Broadway Epic LN-24129 1965
Around the World with . . . Epic BN-26109 1965
New Beat on Broadway Epic BN-26129 1965
Some Folk, A Bit of Country, and A Whole Lot of Dixie Epic LN-24161 1965
A Taste of Honey and Other Goodies Epic BN-26180 1966
One More Time Epic BN-26235 1966
The Village Stompers' Greatest Hits Epic BN-26138 1967
     

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