The Village Stompers Biography (Wikipedia)
The Village Stompers was a U.S. music group that developed the "Folk-Dixie" instrumental sound, originated and produced by Joe Sherman, beginning with the hit "Washington Square" (written by Bob Goldstein) in 1963. Of Folk-Dixie, Sherman declared, "We feel it's bound to be here as long as there is folk music and jazz."
The Village Stompers originated from Greenwich Village, New York. The group consisted of Dick Brady, Don Coates, Mitchell May, Ralph Casale, Frank Hubbell, Lenny Pogan, Al McManus and Joe Muranyi. They had instrumental hits on the Epic record label with "Washington Square" / "Turkish Delight" released in September 1963, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #1 on the Adult Contemporary Charts plus also reaching #1 on the Australian Charts in October of that year. They also had hits with "From Russia With Love" / "The Bridge Of Budapest" in April 1964 (#81) and with "Fiddler On The Roof" / "Moonlight On The Ganges" in December 1964 (#97) and #19 Adult Contemporary Chart. Three other tracks made the Billboard Bubbling Under Chart being "The La-Dee-Song" / "Blue Grass" February 1964 #104, "Oh! Marie" / "Limehouse Blues" October 1964 #132 and "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" / "Sweet Water Bay" July 1965 #130 pop and #35 Adult Contemporary Chart.