What’s Your Name? by Don and Juan

Don and Juan were an R&B vocal duo from Brooklyn, NY, consisting of Roland “Don” Trone and Claude “Juan” Johnson. Johnson had previously sung with a doo-wop group called the Genies, who reached #71 on the Billboard pop charts in 1959 with “Who’s That Knockin’” on the Shad label. (Contrary to doo-wop lore, Trone was […]

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Rosie and the Originals “Angel Baby”

Originally posted on: MissBackInTheDayUSA Rosalie “Rosie” Méndez Hamlin was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 21, 1945, to a Mexican mother and an Anglo-American father. She spent part of her childhood between Anchorage, Alaska and California, before her family moved to National City, California. She started singing with a band at thirteen. She wrote […]

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Del Vikings – Whispering Bells

The Del-Vikings (also known as The Dell-Vikings) were an American doo-wop musical group that recorded several hit singles in the 1950s and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. The group is notable for the hit songs “Come Go with Me” and “Whispering Bells“, and for having been a successful racially […]

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The Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace”

Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey, whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of “Chantilly Lace”. ADVERTISEMENT On […]

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“Maybe”… Baby

Originally posted on: Miss Back In The DayUSA Maybe” is a song with words and music originally credited to End Records owner George Goldner and “Casey”. The co-writing credit was later transferred to Richard Barrett. Arlene Smith, lead singer of The Chantels, is believed to be an uncredited co-writer.[citation needed] It was first recorded by […]

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