• The Hamptones

    The Hamptones
    The Hamptones : Gonzales Garner, Stanley Mitchell, Joe Mars & Frank Holt

    The Hamptones 

    Personnel :

    Stanley Mitchell

    Gonzales Garner

    Joe Mars

    Frank Holt

    Biography :

    Stanley Mitchell  was born February 10th 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Upon graduation from Highland Park High School in 1955, Stanley joined his first group the Cherokons. Through regular performances at local talent shows Of which they won their fair share the group was eventually brought to the attention of Lionel Hampton. Under the auspices of Hampton the group changed their name to the Hamptones. The other group members were Frank Holt, Joe Mars and Gonzales Gardner. In 1957 Stanley left the Hamptones to form his own group, Stanley Mitchell & the Tornados.


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