Scarsdale Historians


The first official historian of the Village of Scarsdale was Richard Lederer. He was succeeded by Irving J. Sloan. On the death of Sloan in 2009, Eric Rothschild assumed the position of village historian.

Early, prior to Revolution

Caleb Heathcote purchased the lands that would become Scarsdale at the end of the 17th century and, on March 21, 1701, had them elevated to a royal manor. He named the lands after his ancestral home in Derbyshire, England. The first local census of 1712 counted twelve inhabitants, including seven African-American slaves. When Caleb died in 1721, his daughters inherited the property. The estate was broken up in 1774 and the town was officially founded on March 7, 1788.

The town saw fighting during the American Revolution when the Continental and British armies clashed briefly at what is now the junction of Garden Road and Mamaroneck Road. The British commander, Sir William Howe, lodged at a farmhouse on Garden Road that remains standing. Scarsdale’s wartime history formed the basis for James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, The Spy, written while the author lived at the Angevine Farm in the present-day Heathcote section of town.


Arthur Manor (Edgewood Elementary); Berkley in Scarsdale (Edgewood and Fox Meadow Elementary); Bramlee Heights (Fox Meadow Elementary); Colonial Acres (Quaker Ridge Elementary); Drake Edgewood (Edgewood Elementary); East Heathcote (Heathcote Elementary); Fox Meadow (Fox Meadow Elementary); Greenacres (Greenacres Elementary); Murray Hill/Middle Heathcote (Heathcote Elementary); Old Scarsdale (Fox Meadow Elementary); Overhill (Fox Meadow Elementary); Quaker Ridge (Quaker Ridge Elementary); Scarsdale Meadows (Quaker Ridge Elementary); Secor Farms (Quaker Ridge Elementary); Sherbrooke Farms (Heathcote Elementary); West Quaker Ridge (Quaker Ridge Elementary);

School system

The Scarsdale Union Free School District operates five elementary schools in the elementary school districts Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge made up of parts of the neighborhood associations above, as well as Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School.



Scarsdale became the subject of national controversy in the 1950s when a “Committee of Ten” led by Otto Dohrenwend alleged “Communist infiltration” in the public schools.[5] A thorough investigation by the town rejected these claims. This same group, known at the Scarsdale Citizens Committee, sued to prevent a benefit for the Freedom Riders from taking place at the public high school in 1963 because some of the performers (Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Pete Seeger) were allegedly “communist sympathizers and subversives.”

Another controversy enveloped the town in 1961, when the Scarsdale Country Club, headed by Charles S. McCallister, refused to allow a young man who had converted from Judaism into the Episcopal Church to escort a young woman to her debut at the club. It was the club’s policy, at the time, to prohibit Jews from the premises. In response, Rev. George French Kempsell of the Church of Saint James the Less announced that he would ban any supporters of the club’s decision from receiving holy communion.The event marked a turning point toward the decline of anti-Semitism in the town.

Scarsdale’s public library, which had been housed in historic Wayside Cottage since 1928, moved to its present structure on the White Plains Post Road in 1951.[8] The driving force behind the library was New York City publisher S. Spencer Scott, who raised $100,000 for the project after the village rejected a bond issue to fund the building in 1938. The new library opened with 27,000 books and Sylvia C. Hilton serving as the first librarian.

The last of the town’s five elementary schools, Heathcote School, opened in 1954. The $1,000,000 architectural landmark was designed by Perkins & Will of Chicago. Walter B. Cocking, the president of the New York State Committee for the Public Schools, delivered the dedication address.

In 1967, former longtime resident Dean Rusk returned to Scarsdale at the height of the Vietnam War to receive the town’s Man of the Year Award and was greeted with a silent protest.

Scarsdale was the subject of a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, ACLU v Scarsdale (1985), that established the so-called “reindeer rule” regarding public nativity scenes and upheld the right of local religious groups to place crèches on public property.


According to the first federal census in 1790, the town’s population was 281. By 1840, that number had declined to 255—the vast majority farmers and farm workers. In 1846, the New York and Harlem Railroad connected Scarsdale to New York City, leading to an influx of commuters.

The Arthur Suburban Home Company purchased an 150-acre (0.61 km2) farm in 1891 and converted it into a subdevelopment of one-family dwellings, starting a transformation of the community from rural to suburban. Civil institutions soon appeared: the Heathcote Association (1904), the Town Club (1904), the Scarsdale Women’s Club (1918) and the Scarsdale League of Women Voters (1921). Scarsdale High School and Greenacres Elementary School were built in 1917 and the Edgewood Elementary School opened in 1918. The first store in Scarsdale opened on the corner of Popham Road and Garth Road in 1912. By 1915, the population approached 3000. By 1930, that number approached 10,000.

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  • “Hey Nineteen” – Steely Dan mentions Scarsdale in this song
  • “Fo’eva Blunted” – Nine threatens to hit someone with a garbage pail unless they go home to Scarsdale
  • Jacob M. Appel, short-story writer (“Creve Coeur”), playwright (Arborophilia), bioethicist. (SHS graduate)

  • James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851). His classic book The Spy is set in a Scarsdale historical home, The Locusts.

  • Eve Ensler, dramatist. Raised in Scarsdale, attended SHS.

  • Gish Jen (pseudonym of Lillian Jen), novelist. Born in Scarsdale, 1956. A thinly disguised version of Scarsdale is a subject of some of her works.

  • Richard Kostelanetz, writer and artist, graduated from SHS in 1958.

  • Harold Krents (1944–1987), lawyer, whose life story inspired the drama Butterflies Are Free. Author of To Race the Wind. (SHS graduate)

  • Nicholas Kristof, journalist and columnist for the New York Times, and twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Most recent Pulitzer Prize was in 2006 for his columns regarding the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

  • G. Adrienne Lopez, attorney, author and film producer resided with her family in Scarsdale for two decades. Author of To Love, Honor and Betray: The Secret Life of Suburban Housewives. Executive Producer of award-winning film Dirty Laundry (2005).

  • Dan O’Brien, playwright, Dear Boy, The Voyage of the Carcass (1992 SHS Graduate)

  • Bryan Reynolds, critical theorist, playwright, graduated SHS in 1983.

  • Carl Schorske, historian and author of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture with his sister,Florence Wald, former Dean of the Yale School of

  • Nursing and founder of American Hospice

  • Alan Schwarz, reporter for the New York Times and author of The Numbers Game, grew up in Scarsdale and graduated from SHS in 1986.

  • Aaron Sorkin, writer and creator of the TV series Sports Night and The West Wing. Raised in Scarsdale.

  • Sheryl WuDunn, journalist and columnist for the New York Times. She is married to Nicholas D. Kristof, also a columnist for The Times.

  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, Financial columnist for the New York Times and editor of DealBook, an online financial daily report.

  • David Galef, raised in Scarsdale, has written and edited children’s books, anthologies of poetry and short fiction, essays, literary criticism

Online Book: Scarsdale Rock History
  • Bugsy – Barry Levinson’s 1991 Oscar-winning film features Warren Beatty as gangster Benjamin Siegel, who lived in Scarsdale during the 1940s. The film opens at Siegel’s house in Scarsdale (actually filmed in Hancock Park, Los Angeles), and Scarsdale is mentione numerous times throughout the film. The movie’s co-producer Sam Gagnon grew up in Scarsdale.
  • Charlie Wilson’s War – Mike Nichols’s 2007 film, starring Tom Hanks contains a line regarding the placement of a crèche on city property. A
    constituent from Nacogdoches, Texas who has traveled to DC to press Wilson to take action says: “It’s East Texas. Who are we offending? This isn’t Scarsdale, for goodness’ sakes.” The line is a reference to an early 1980s Supreme Court case regarding a
    nativity scene in the village center. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale.
  • Johnny Cool – The 1963 film features Elizabeth Montgomery as a young woman in New York City who grew up in Scarsdale, and considers going back for a brief, restful break from her chaotic situation.
  • Seconds – John Frankenheimer’s 1966 film, starring Rock Hudson, opens with the central character taking a Metro North train to Scarsdale,where he lives with his wife.
  • Wait Until Dark – In Terence Young’s 1967 adaptation of Frederick Knott’s play, the character Harry Roat (played by Alan Arkin) hails from Scarsdale
  • Jacob M. Appel’s “Scouting for the Reaper” is set in Scarsdale.
  • Jane Austen in Scarsdale: or Love, Death and the SATs – by Paula Marantz Cohen
  • Next – Michael Crichton uses Scarsdale in parts of his novel as the residence of an overspending eldery couple
  • See How They Run – James Paterson uses Scarsdale as the setting in his novel.
  • Sleepless In Scarsdale – John Updike uses Scarsdale as the setting for his poem.
  • The Spy – James Fenimore Cooper sets his novel in a house in Scarsdale, “The Locusts”.
People: TV, Film, Music, Radio
  • Bruce Beck, television sportscaster for WNBC-TV.
  • Joan Bennett, Hollywood actress from the 1930s and 40’s once owned a home on Chase Road North.
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z
  • Aaron Brown, former host of CNN’sNewsNight with Aaron Brown once resided in Scarsdale
  • Dorothy Dalton, silent-film actress.
  • Lisa Donovan, (LisaNova) YouTube celebrity and former featured cast member of MadTV, graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1998.
  • L B Fisher, born in Scarsdale and acted on popular shows such as Felicity, ER, Boston Public
  • Will Hawkins, singer-songwriter and playwright attended SHS from 1981 until 1985.
  • Rupert Holmes, composer and writer, once resided in Scarsdale.
  • Al Jolson, 30’s film star owned a house on Fenimore Rd. in Scarsdale.
  • Joseph Kaiser, opera, theater, and film actor, grew up in Scarsdale.
  • David Lascher, sitcom actor from such shows as Hey Dude, Blossom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Beverly Hills, 90210, was born andraised in Scarsdale.
  • Susan Lucci, born in Scarsdale and the star of soap TV series All My Children as well as many other notable films and television shows.
  • Linda McCartney, actress, writer, cinematographer, producer, photographer, and wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney, attended ScarsdaleHigh School
  • Liza Minnelli, singer and actress, lived in Scarsdale with her mother, Judy Garland and attended Scarsdale High School. She also toured Europe and Israel in an SHS production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • Yoko Ono, singer. Her family moved to Scarsdale in the early 1950s; she later joined them from Japan.
  • Bill Pankow, film editor of The Black Dahlia, Assault on recinct 13, Paid In Full and others.
  • Nina Totenberg, NPR legal correspondent, graduate of Scarsdale High School.
Politicians & Legal
  • Otto Dohrenwend, chairman of the anti-Communist “Committee of Ten” during the 1950s.
  • Daniel Tompkins, 6th Vice President of the United States, born in Scarsdale.
  • William Glendon, argued the Pentagon Papers case before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of The Washington Post.
  • Mitch Berger, litigation co-chair at Patton Boggs
Gangsters & Spies
  • Robert Hanssen, Soviet spy, lived at 150 Webster Road in Scarsdale from 1978 until 1981; his children attended IHM. His wife told the FBI that he had had dealings with Moscow during that time
  • Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel, gangster and Las Vegas resort builder. He owned a house in Scarsdale from 1929 on; he was increasingly absent in later years but his family continued to live there.
  • Ronald “Escalade” Piscina, gangster, a key figure in setting up the Apalachin Meeting for the Mafia in 1957 in Apalachin, NY.
  • Joseph DiNapoli, Italian American mobster
Science, space and technology
  • Frank McDowell Leavitt, early engineer and inventor, patent for manufacturing tin cans, inventor of Bliss-Leavitt torpedo
  • Joseph Capecci, scientist, architect, Dean-CCNY, holder of several US patents critical in the evolution of nuclear weapons, NASA consultant during the space race has resided in Scarsdale since 1970.
  • Jeffrey A. Hoffman Ph.D., astronaut. Born in Brooklyn but “considers Scarsdale to be his hometown”, see bio at NASA website. (SHS graduate)
  • Brewster Kahle, Internet Pioneer. Founded Wide Area Information Servers, Alexa Internet, Internet Archive.[citation needed]
  • Ivan Sutherland, computer graphics pioneer. (SHS 1955 graduate)[citation needed]Source: ‘Bandersnatch 1955’, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale NY.
  • Benoît B. Mandelbrot, French mathematician, IBM research scientist and father of fractal geometry.
Sports Personalities
  • Benny Feilhaber, (American soccer midfielder) He moved to Scarsdale at the age of six.
  • Joe Garagiola (1926- ) catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and New York Giants. He later became a popula broadcaster. He and his wife raised their children in Scarsdale.
  • Paul Heyman, professional wrestling manager and former promoter, best known for his role in Extreme Championship Wrestling.
  • Bill Mazer (1920- ) New York sports talk and talkshow personality. He has resided in Quaker Ridge since the mid 1960’s.
  • David Stern, current Commissioner of the National Basketball Association.
  • Hugh White Captain of the 1901 national champion University of Michigan football team, winners of first Rose Bowl (1902), combined score for season (550-0). Engineer and businessman. Scarsdale village president.
  • Frank Gifford and Kathy Lee
  • Guys and Dolls – A Broadway man chides a woman’s marital aspirations by saying “You have wished yourself a Scarsdale Galahad, a breakfast-eating, Brooks Brothers, type.”
  • Rent – The main character, Mark, makes two references to Scarsdale as his hometown. Scarsdale is mentioned within the song “Tango: Maureen”
The Offbeats: CD Liner Notes


     On Sunday, November 29, 1961, Kenny Neigh, Johnny Moses and I formed what came to be called The Long Lost Trio for a talent show organized by music teacher Gloria Hill at Scarsdale Junior High School. During the next two years, singing folksongs by The Kingston Trio, Brothers Four, Peter, Paul & Mary and the Everly Brothers, we appeared at the Snow Ball and Sayonara dances, but my musical focus had always been the cello. 

    By 1964, Johnny switched to electric guitar and, with Donny Fitzwater and G.V. Rapp, formed The Offbeats. As with many garage bands of the era, the Offbeats began as an instrumental group, covering the usual surf standards: Walk, Don’t Run, Pipeline, Penetration and Wipe Out. Johnny and Donny played Gibson Melody Maker guitars through Gibson Skylark amplifiers, with Tom Delahanty occasionally playing a Sears Silvertone bass owned by the band.

      While the British invasion in early 1964 was hard to ignore, it wasn’t until the spring of 1965 that the music of the Beach Boys, Byrds, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan on a.m. radio began to reflect my own emerging attitude. In July, I heard the Barbarians at the Atlantic House in Provincetown, and in August I saw the Zombies and the Searchers in concert at the Pittsfield Boys Club. When I returned to Scarsdale at the end of the summer, I hadn’t cut my hair in five months. Just walking into school I knew I was making a statement.

      On September 22, 1965 Johnny asked me to sing at the Offbeats’ practice after school. The band was rehearsing in Rapp’s basement on Jefferson Road with G.V. on drums, Johnny and Donny on lead and rhythm, and Bailey Spencer now on bass. They ran through the few songs I knew the words to. Liz Klein advised, “Sing from the gut,” to save my voice. She was right, and I became the Offbeats lead singer.

       We began rehearsing several days a week, alternating at each other’s houses so that our parents wouldn’t become too annoyed. One October afternoon we carried the drums and amps to the flat roof of my family’s house on Fountain Terrace and played the extent of our repertoire. Chris Kelly heard us on Donellan Road, 5 blocks away. We stopped the Edgemont cross-country team in their tracks, while domestics danced in the Hartsdale train station. Early practice tapes were wisely erased. As homework, I heard the Signets at Lynn Seacord’s open house October 29, and the Pebbles at St. James on the 30th. By October 31, rehearsing at Rapp’s, Tom Pernice and Ray Strohmeier of the Del-Rays, the established working band in Scarsdale, came to check out the competition.

     On November 5, my sister Laurie and I performed Vivaldi for the Scarsdale Village 50th anniversary concert. The great Northeast blackout of 1965 occurred November 9. Veteran’s Day, two days later, was a school holiday. I went to Manny’s on 48th Street to buy a tambourine and then accompanied my father to work at NBC’s Avenue M television studios in Brooklyn where he played cello in the Hullabaloo orchestra. The Rolling Stones appeared performing She Said Yeah and Get Off of My Cloud. Keith Richard asked me for a light (I didn’t smoke) and showed me the guitar on which he recorded Play With Fire.

      The next night, I hauled a massive, vintage Magnecord PT-6 tape recorder to SHS to tape the Del-Rays at a dance in the old gym. Robbie Harper’s attitude added grit to the Del-Rays polish, and the equally fabulous Jeanette Matta and Lynn Seacord’s go-go dancing, glamour. On November 26 The Offbeats went to hear the We Five, Bo Diddley, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and The Byrds in concert at the County Center.

     The Offbeats were hired by Alison Remy and made their debut at a sorority party on Garden Road on Saturday, November 27, 1965 covering not just Top 40 but also lesser-known album tracks and “b” sides. We were paid $10 each. Part Mod, part Rocker, the Offbeats’quirky irreverence had broad appeal and Monday morning in school we discovered we were celebrities. We dressed in corduroy jackets (with ties) and Wellington boots and hung posters inviting classmates to “Take an Offbeat to Lunch.” The new Beatles and Stones LPs, Rubber Soul and December’s Children, became more important than schoolwork. Our business card advertised “The Sound That Rates.”

     Bailey’s brother Courtney was working at Mark Century, a jingle house in New York. Courtney turned us on to The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. When he offered to record The Offbeats, we jumped at the chance. We set up a makeshift studio in the Spencer’s living room on Woods Lane and recorded five songs, three by the Stones and two by the Barbarians. This raw audition tape resulted in our first jobs – dances, sweet 16s and open houses and a promo appearance at Eddie Sindin’s Hartsdale art gallery where I worked after school. The Offbeats and Del-Rays joined forces to play at holiday party at Grasslands Hospital arranged by Tom Pernice’s father. I bought a Bogen amp and 2 Electro-Voice microphones from Courtney on time and a Premier reverb unit at Manny’s with my first band earnings.

       What we listened to defined how ‘cool’ we were, not just pop radio, but early ‘underground’ LPs by The Mothers of Invention and The Fugs. We bought clothes in Greenwich Village, and boots at McCreedy & Schreiber on 48th Street. On February 5,1966 we saw Dylan with the Band at the County Center. Liz Klein invited Tom Pernice, Bailey and me to see the Stones live on Ed Sullivan the 13th. After I broke my nose, Alice Jacobson gave me the first Them album. Gloria marked a new direction in the Offbeats’ repertoire. Courtney invited the band to come to the city to record at Mark Century on March 6. The playbacks under Courtney’s tutelage mirrored our frenetic progress. Jay Lackritz, who played with Joel Sturz, Tommy Degraff, Alex Cadoux and Billy Horan in The Other End, sat in on drums after G.V. suffered a concussion. Billy Moses played rhythm when Donny was away looking at colleges. We lost a battle of the bands in Pelham April 30 against the Odds & Ends from Rye, but it quickly improved our live act. In early May we added the Kinks’ Till The End of The Day, Love’s Message to Pretty and Mitch Ryder’s version of Little Latin Lupe Lu. With these new songs, the Offbeats hit their stride.

     But the Moses family was concerned over Johnny’s musical focus, and we learned that the following year he would go away to school – to all our dismay. Johnny’s final Offbeat gigs were June 17 at the Junior High Sayonara dance, and June 19 when Courtney recorded The Offbeats for a third time.

     That summer of ’66 I worked at the art gallery and listened to Aftermath, Blonde on Blonde, Revolver, and Pet Sounds. With $ 1.40 six-packs from Peggy Ann’s deli on Garth Road, I brooded over the fate of The Offbeats. Bailey, G.V. and I went to Maine twice, where both Rapps and Fitzwaters had summer cottages, where we heard local bands The Moon-Dawgs and The Innkeepers. I saw Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels’ impressive show in Central Park. Although we were a band in name only, on August 3, Bailey, G.V. and I overdubbed our June 19 session at Mark Century with Courtney. I took the tape to John Simon, producer of the Cyrkle, at Columbia Records, who told me to call him when we had original material. We never did.

      In August, I called Ray Strohmeier who had been fired from the Del-Rays earlier that summer. “You’re a guitar player without a band,” I told him. “We’re a band without a guitar player.” Ray joined The Offbeats in September and bought a new Fender Telecaster at Sam Ash in White Plains. With the Del Rays (reformed as The Overdue Experience with Don Lackritz) playing every weekend at The Willow Inn in Armonk, the Offbeats, under 18 and unable to play the bars, picked up some of their jobs – although Donny wanted one night a weekend off so he could date. With Ray’s brilliant guitar playing the band became more polished. At Eddie Sindin’s suggestion we put “Purveyors of Rock” on our new business cards. We added Donovan’s Season of the Witch, and in conservative Bronxville, pointedly performed Eve of Destruction. On December 11 we recorded a fourth session with Courtney at Mark Century including Larry Williams’ Slow Down (an amalgam of both the Beatles and Rascals versions) and Dark Side the “b” side of the Shadows of Knight’s version of Gloria.

     Ray was phenomenally talented, but musical differences and resentments arose. Despite the great music happening in the winter of ‘66-’67, The Offbeats learned few new songs and rarely rehearsed. We hung out less at the Snack Bar on Central Avenue and more at the 808 philosophizing with Mel Love or at the Candlelight Inn with Don Ogden, and dabbled in the emerging ‘head’ culture which was now an increasing part of the Scarsdale party scene. The band drove to Maine to play the Waterville High School prom April 8. A tape of an April 28 SHS dance attests to The Offbeats range and power. Despite senior class advisor Emily Dodge having censored the senior class play in rehearsal, during the performance on May 26 it mysteriously reverted to its original script and “P.J. Shulman and the Beatoffs” included a surprise strip tease while screaming through Richard & The Young Lions’ Open Up Your Door. The year ended with gigs May 27, June 2, 9, 10 & 12. On June 16 in Rye, The Offbeats played their 55th and last job.

       The night we graduated SHS, after hearing Spanky & Our Gang and the Chain Reaction with Steve Tallarico (who became Steven Tyler) at the prom, I went to hear the Nightcrawlers, and then Stanley. That same week, the Beatles released Sergeant Pepper, and Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and Country Joe & The Fish also released their first LPs. The music was changing. We were too. With the draft and the escalating Vietnam War, there was no option after graduation but to continue school: G.V. went to Indiana, Bailey to Colgate, Don to Westminster and Ray stayed on for a 5th year at Scarsdale. I went to Syracuse.

     The Offbeats were a creative outlet that helped us deal with family issues (and created some) and a school administration and faculty (with notable exceptions) that was not adapting to the changes of the 60s as fast as the student body was. The band formed friendships that have endured over four decades. These recordings are a time capsule of those 2 incredible, intense years in Scarsdale just prior to the psychedelic explosion that followed.

      John Moses is retired from teaching school in Connecticut and continues to play with The Outerspace Band which has been active for 40 years. Ray Strohmeier also lives in Connecticut and still is an amazing player. Don Fitzwater is a manufacturing executive and lives in Brownsville, Texas. Bailey Spencer is a software consultant and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. G.V. Rapp is a radio announcer in Portland, Maine. Since 1980, I have played cello with the Long Island Philharmonic. I have played at Madison Square Garden with Rod Stewart, backed up the Moody Blues and Brian Wilson, played on John Lennon’s Walls and Bridges album, and  have produced several CDs of my father’s music for Parnassus and Bridge Records.

      The Offbeats reunited to perform at the SHS Class of 1967 20th reunion at the Coveleigh Club in Rye in June 1987, and again at our 30th  40th and 50th reunions at the Shenerock Shore Club in July 1997 and October, 2007 and October 2017. The Offbeats performed at the Scarsdale Teen Center benefits in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.   

  Jay Shulman, November 2000 & August 2022..




John Moses, lead/Ray Strohmeier, lead (12/11/66)/Don Fitzwater, rhythm,

Bailey Spencer, bass, G.V. Rapp, drums & vocals/Jay Shulman, vocals


[1]  Satisfaction (Jagger-Richard)  3:26

[2]  Take It or Leave It (D. Morris-C. Clark)  2:41

[3]  Get Off of My Cloud (Jagger-Richard)  3:02

[4]  Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl (D. Morris-R.Morris)  1:58

[5]  I’m All Right (Nanker Phlege)  3:23

      Recorded Sunday, 19 December 1965 at 2 Woods Lane, Scarsdale, NY

[6]  Gloria (Van Morrison)  2:36

[7]  Tired of Waiting For You (Ray Davies)  2:44

      Recorded Sunday, 6 March 1966 at Mark Century, 3 East 57, NYC

[8]  House of The Rising Sun (Trad)  3:48

[9]  Till The End of The Day (Ray Davies)  2:06

[10]  Little Latin Lupe Lu (Bill Medley)  2:01

[11]  I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart (Sawyer-Burton)  2:27

[12]  Catch The Wind (Donovan Leitch)  1:53  G.V. Rapp, vocal

[13]  Play With Fire (Nanker Phlege) 2:08 G.V. Rapp, vocal

        Recorded Sunday, 19 June & Thursday, 4 August 1966 at Mark Century, NYC

[14]  Slow Down (Larry Williams)  3:07

[15]  Till The End of The Day (Ray Davies)  3:04

[16]  Dark Side (Rogers-Sohns) 2:49

[17]  Little Latin Lupe Lu (Bill Medley) 3:14

[18]  Day Tripper (Lennon-McCartney) 2:51

         Recorded Sunday, 11 December 1966 at Mark Century, NYC

[19]  You Really Got Me (Ray Davies)  3:16 Live at Leighton’s, Ardsley, NY, 15 May 1966

[20]  Open Up Your Door (Brown/Nadler/Bloodworth)  3:05 Live at Scarsdale HS, 28 April 1967

[21]  Gloria (Van Morrison)  6:18  SHS 20th Reunion – Live at Coveleigh Club, Rye, NY, 20 June 1987

Total playing time: 63:02

Courtney Spencer, engineer/Ted Spencer remastered, November 2000/Produced by Jay Shulman

2000 by The Offbeats, POB 602 Claverack, NY 12513