Stonewall was a Long Island, NY band formed in the late 1960s. The line up includes:

Bruce Rapp (lead vocals/harmonica)
Bob Dimonte (guitar)
Ray Dieneman (bass)
Anthony Assalti (drums)

Tower Sound Studios VP James Goldstein was also a part-time member of the band, occasionally playing keyboards on their sessions. He was a performer of his own, using the stage name of "Jay James". Under that alias he recorded the album Good Times & Bad Times that was released on the Tiger Lily Records label (same as Stonewall).

Stonewall´s drummer Tony (Anthony) Assalti was the drummer on this rather weak country album by Goldstein. However, Assalti was never aware of the Stonewall album being released, and apparently became upset after learning about the Tiger Lily release in recent years. He still occasionally plays drums and is involved with the biker scene. He's not interested in the Stonewall recordings these days.

On the other hand, the guitar player Ray Dieneman was a good friend of Goldstein. Dieneman was not aware of the Stonewall album until he saw a copy in Goldstein´s house in New York during a visit. Ray never owned a copy of the album, but was more amused than angry about the Tiger Lily release. It appears that Dieneman is the only band member to know about the Stonewall record being released at all.

According to Dieneman, Stonewall broke up at the end of 1969, which would place the recordings heard on the album (which wasn't released until the mid-1970s) sometime in the late 1960s. The other two Stonewall band members -- vocalist Bruce Rapp and bass player Robert Dimonte -- have not yet been tracked down.

Goldstein who produced, engineered, and played keyboards on the Stonewall album passed away in 2009. The album was recorded at Tower Sound Studios (see also Tower Sound), a studio co-owned by Goldstein, Henry Hoffman & Rick Feinstein. Stonewall is the sole recorded output of the band; Dieneman & Assalti are unaware of any unreleased recordings.

PS the Stonewall band member names on the Akarma bootleg reissues are completely made up.


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TL 14013 Stonewall — Stonewall Stonewall Stonewall (Album) Tiger Lily Records TL 14013 US 1976 Sell This Version
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