Hermann Stampfel: born in Austria, made in America
Hermann owns Approval Records, Stamp of Approval Music (A.S.C.A.P) along with this website and two more: StampOfApprovalMusic.Com and GottscheeAmericanSongs.Com. Hermann’s publishing company has a huge catalog of music in retro, r&b, pop and country.
Member: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers AFL-CIOA
Attended: St. Bridget’s Grammer School & George Westing High School in Brooklyn; & Charles Even Hughs in Manhatten.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Hermann sang ‘du wop’ on the street corners and began writing lyrics at the age of 18 based on his own life’s experiences, typical of the problems every young person faces.
Favorite music: Elvis, Dion & the Belmonts, Buddy Holly, Beatles, the Crests, Engelbert Humperdink, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Hank Williams and many more.
In 1979 Hermann met Professor Leo Alfassy who was the music conductor for the Gottscheer Choir. Hermann was second tenor. This choir (still performing today) is made up of men and women who have migrated from Austria and settled in Queens, N.Y.
Hermann’s first professional single was in 1976, with producer Tony Di Riziano and Tara International records based in Ireland, under the name of “Stitch”.
Since that time, most of Hermann’s songs have been produced by Thomas Roller Productions in Sherman Oaks, CA. and five CD albums were released by the group: JB and the Stitch Two Band.
Now with today’s technology most of these songs are available as mp3 downloads under the name: StampMan. Over 30 songs are available as downloads at iTunes.