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The Best of Santo & Johnny


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 4, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Stardust
  • ASIN: B000009EYC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,361 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sleep Walk
2. All Night Diner
3. Tear Drop
4. Caravan
5. Summerimte
6. Lazy Day
7. Anna
8. Twistin' Bells
9. Bulls-Eye
10. Hop Scotch
11. "Theme From ""Come September""
12. I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Night)
13. A Thousand Miles Away
14. Over The Rainbow
15. Crying In The Chapel
16. Venus
17. Tenderly
18. School Days
19. You Belong To Me
20. Deep Purple
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Includes Sleep Walk; Tear Drop; Caravan; Twistin' Bells; Hop Scotch; I'll Remember (in the Still of the Night) , and more. 24 tracks, 16 in stereo!

Customer Reviews

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Perfect for romantic moments with someone you care for.
Fabian Wallen
Listening to the songs on this CD bring back the memories of so many hours listening to that album.
Wildwood Flower
I have always loved Sleep Walk and now can hear more of the boys songs.
Nancy Abbe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hagerman on April 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
finally santo and johnny have come to cd!!! for years i listened on my fathers scretched and crackily albums but now the power of the dreamy steel guitar is in my hands and on cd with crisp clear sound and all the modern age has to offer. this cd is a throwback to the begginning of rock and roll during its begginnings in the 1950's
i will warn you that this cd has time traveling ability and from the first reverb filled note, you will be yanked back to a more simple musical time that catches this wonderul band before the surf era. this hard to find cd is one valuable find for me, the avid eclectic collector.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Lim Ti Leong on September 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
A great dynamic duo in the 1950s popularly known for their steel guitars. This album is a ideal blend to complement with my Wurlitzer Mini CD Jukebox Bubbler... the dreamy guitaristic tunes from All Night Diner, Sleepwalk,Teardrops, Venus and of course Blue Moon ... et al ... gave significant credits to the 50s ...I had a made a tremendous effort finding the exact album in Singapore, and I had finally found them in Amazon ! Thanks Amazon !!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By K IVAMY on September 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is really laid back stuff. Interpretation of 'Summertime' is absolutely superb. After years of hearing crackly old recordings from Mum & Dads vinyls this is truly a 'must have' CD if you're into 'Sleepwalk' and 'Teardrop' from Santo & Johnny. Many good tracks in their style. And to think these recordings are from before I was born!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fabian Wallen on March 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Santo & Johnny are most famous for their romantic standard Sleep Walk, written by the brothers along with their sister back in 1959. There is a scene in the Stephen King movie Sleepwalkers where the main antagonist, a goodlooking high school psychopath that is transformed into a blood drinking cat-like creature in the night time, is sitting in his room looking at a picture of the girl he is in love with while writing her name on his arm with the help of a knife and at the same time listening to Santo & Johnny's Sleep Walk. This hard-to-get cd contains 23 early pre-surf-era songs filled with steel guitars and reverbs that will make you spell bound forever. This is pure magic. Perfect for romantic moments with someone you care for. In other words, perfect music to make out to. Or, for the losers among us, perfect music to sit all alone in your room and be unhappily in love to.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Sleep Walk and a couple of other Santo & Johnny cuts were at the top of my list in the late 50's. Have had a hard time running down their albums in recent years. Thanks, Amazon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "ladicat" on February 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Was exactly what I hoped to be.Rememberd them from 60's.Looking for another they did with "Adventures in Paradise " on it .
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter LoRicco on June 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've been on a 50s rock & roll kick as of late and bought The Best of Santo & Johnny after remembering I loved their tune, "Sleep Walk." Well, I just popped it into my CD player and it's a great album! I love the slide guitar or steel guitar and the early "surf rock" sound. Who knew these two brothers from Brooklyn could play such mean "surf rock"? Highly recommended!

In browsing Amazon.com, I was disappointed to see that not a one of Santo & Johnny's original LPs is in print on CD! Their music deserves to be heard and I'm glad this CD is around so I can mellow out/swoon to their awesome music!

Thanks Stardust records and thanks Amazon.com!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Herbst on August 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Santo & Johnny -- the Farina brothers -- enjoyed a little more than life's obligatory 15 minutes of fame -- maybe a couple year's worth of DJ plays of their steel/rhythm guitar instrumentals. Now, thanks to "The Best of Santo & Johnny," the 15 minutes continues nearly a half-century later, with 24 tracks led, of course, by their biggest hit, Sleep Walk. Nothing they recorded that charted isn't here. And, with two dozen tunes, there's plenty of Santo & Johnny's "non-charters" to enjoy as well.
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