The Main Street Singers

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From the movie A Mighty Wind (2003). An early 1960s large folk group in the mold of The New Christy Minstrels. It was formed by the combination of The Klapper Family and The Village Folk Ensemble.

George Menschell: "One night in 1960, I'll never forget this, uh, we were at a hootenanny and we were jamming with the Klapper Family. And all of the sudden, I heard it. The sound that I'd been thinking about. It was just... The harmonics were amazing. I thought, well, there's five of us, there's four of them. It's a neuf-tet. And it was there, just in a moment, it was all there. The neuf-tet sound. Well, this thing clicked with the Klappers too, so we joined forces and we became The Main Street Singers."

Later, founding member George Menschell (Paul Dooley) forms a new group with some of the children of the original members, called The New Main Street Singers.

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