Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Village Stompers - A Taste Of Honey


How do you describe the Village Stompers? Here's what the liner notes say...

Traditional jazz instrumentation - brass and winds, banjos and guitars - in modern Folk-Dixie dress. Real New Orleans spirit with a strong discotheque beat.

Sound like your cup of tea? In fact there's a varied menu of musical styles, though they do get a bit "Dixieish" at times. Curiously enough they remind me of the raga-rock style exemplified by Rajput and the Sepoy Mutiny, with the banjo sound reminiscent of the sitar...

01 - A Taste Of Honey
02 - The In Crowd
03 - England Swings
04 - Murmurio
05 - Wabash Blues
06 - A Lover's Concerto
07 - Yesterday
08 - The Bird Of Bleeker Street
09 - Second Hand Rose
10 - On The Lonely Hill

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