Friday, July 3, 2015


This song played over the end credits of a Sopranos episode that I watched the other night.  I loved the guitar part, doubtless the inspiration for The Bristol Stomp by the Dovells a few years later.  Doubtless?  Maybe not.  Those chords were kind of in the air at the time. 

I was sure that it was Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, so I had a hard time finding it on the 'Tube.  But the Internet is amazing these days, and I quickly found a couple of sites that list every song played in every episode of the Sopranos.  The Students!  From Cincinnati!  Great job, fellows.

1 comment:

Michael Dooley said...

Sure does sound like Frankie. Definitely sounds like ‘Stomp.’ Because it is: This from “Setting the Record Straight: The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s... in their own words” ~

> [Dovell Jerry] Gross claimed that the songwriters responsible for the Dovells material lifted much of it from other tunes. “They stole 90 percent of the tunes that all the artists had,” he said. “For ‘Bristol Stomp’ they actually put on ‘Every Day of the Week’ because Billy Harper came in and said here’s what they’re stomping to at the Goodwill Fire Hall in Bristol, Pennsylvania.’s the same beginning.”

Thx for posting this, Fred.

~ m