Monday, May 9, 2011
Listen now to the Johnny Farina Special (Part 2)
Santo and Johnny were the duo of brothers who brought the #1 instrumental song "Sleepwalk" to the world. Johnny Farina continues to keep the flame of Santo and Johnny burning by performing and recording.
"Sleep Walk" was recorded at Trinity Music in Manhattan. "Sleep Walk" entered Billboard's Top 40 on August 17, 1959. It rose to the number-one position for two weeks in September (the 21st and the 28th) and remained in the Top 40 until November 9. "Sleep Walk" also reached number four on the R&B chart. It was the last instrumental to hit number one in the 1950s and earned Santo & Johnny a gold record.
The song has been featured in countless motion pictures, television commercials and on the radio. It is playing continuously somewhere on the planet with MILLIONS of spins. It is our great pleasure to welcome back Santo and Johnny's Johnny Farina!