The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55436 Message #865618
Posted By: musicmick
12-Jan-03 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: Washington Square Memories
Subject: RE: Washington Square Memories
The trio that Roger and Lionel formed was called The Shanty Boys. The third member was Mike Cohen. Another trio from the Village was The Old Reliable String Band, which was composed of Tom Paley, Artie Rose and Roy Berkley. Tom and Roy had been charter members of The New Lost City Ramblers but Roy was replaced by Mike Seeger and,when Tom went to Europe, his place was taken by Tracey Schwartz. The best guitarists, at that time, were Jerry Silverman, Ray Bogislov, John Stauber, Millard Thomas, Dick Weissman and Carol Hunter. They worked as accompanyists for singers like Belafonte, Ives, Bibb. Their names are unknown today but they shouldn't be.