The Genies / Don & Juan - Who's That Knocking / What's Your Name
Cat. no: JASCD1135
Release Date: 10 Jun 2022
This compilation anthologises all the known recordings of The Genies and Don & Juan to the end of 1962, and also features a couple of Hammond's spinoff Genies-oriented projects, these sides are all collectors' rarities, many of which are hard to fnd elsewhere on CD
The Genies were a short-lived DooWop group who dented the US Top 100 in 1959 with their very frst release, 'Who's That Knocking', and ceased trading a year or so later after cutting a handful of 45s.
Don & Juan were a DooWop vocal duo who registered a massive, million-selling hit with 'What's Your Name' in early 1962, but were unlucky with follow-ups.
The link between The Genies and Don & Juan was the lead voice of Claude Johnson, a vastly underrated singer and above average songwriter who, despite these two brushes with success, remains something of a mystery man.
The Genies' other "main man" was singer Roy Charles Hammond, who later became well known as Roy "C".
Tracks: The Genies - Who's That Knocking / The Genies - The First Time / The Genies - No More Knockin' / The Genies - On The Edge Of Town / The Genies - There Goes That Train / The Genies - Crazy Love / The Genies - Twistin' Pneumonia / The Genies - Just Like The Bluebird / The Genies - Crazy Feeling / The Genies - Little Young Girl / The Genies - Chicken Necks / The Genies - Where Did You Go / The Genies - Come Walk With Me / The Genies - S'cuse Me Lady / Roy Hammond & The Genies - Mama Blow Your Top / Roy Hammond & The Genies - It's Getting Cold / Chet Barnes & The Skylarks - Everytime It Rains / Chet Barnes & The Skylarks - Is You Is / The Skylarks - Everybody's Got Somebody / The Skylarks - Jeannie / Don & Juan - What's Your Name / Don & Juan - Chicken Necks / Don & Juan - Two Fools Are We / Don & Juan - Pot Luck / Don & Juan - Magic Wand / Don & Juan - What I Really Meant To Say
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