Chicano band from East Los Angeles. Latin jazz and r&b group from East Los Angeles. The Village Callers started out in the early 60s as 'Marcy & the Imperials'. The band went through many lineup changes and became very popular in East Los Angeles, playing all the top venues such as the Big Union Hall, Roger Young Auditorium, and Montebello Ballroom. Winning the battle of the bands at East Los Angeles College in 1966 or '67 also led to more gigs for the band.