The Pep Steppers were a Stringband famous for their rhythmic stomping done by Rozelle Ming. It was led by Floyd Ming (also known as Hoyt Ming). The other member was: Troy Ming. Their most famous song was Indian War Whoop.


The group was from Tupelo, MS. They auditioned for Victor producer Ralph Peer at a local drugstore and later recorded four songs with him. In 1957 Floyd gave up playing until encouragement from folk enthusiasts led him to re-form the Pep Steppers in c. 1973. After this they had a brief Second Career and played in The National Folk Festival and The Smithsonian Festival Of American Folklife. The also appeared in the film Ode To Billie Joe.

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