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Best remembered for their instrumental guitar classic "Sleepwalk," brothers Santo and Johnny Farina were born and raised in Brooklyn. Inspired by the country music he heard on the radio, Santo adopted the steel guitar as a teen, and at age 14 he formed an instrumental trio, soon after writing his first original songs. In time he began teaching his younger sibling Johnny to play standard electric guitar, and they started performing as a duo. Santo & Johnny debuted in 1959 with "Sleepwalk" for the tiny Brooklyn label Trinity Records, a hauntingly atmospheric instrumental they'd composed with the aid of their mother. The single became a major local favorite and was then licensed to the Canadian-American imprint, where it topped the Billboard pop charts in August of that year. Santo & Johnny soon issued their self-titled debut LP, also notching a hit with their follow-up single "Teardrops"; however, the duo's popularity quickly slid, although they issued five more albums for Canadian-American -- among them 1960's Encore and 1963's Offshore -- before the company dissolved in 1965. Two years later the siblings signed to Imperial to release The Brilliant Guitar Sounds of Santo & Johnny; three other efforts followed before Imperial, too, closed in 1968. More popular internationally than at home, Santo & Johnny continued to record well into the following decade, typically landing on little-known Italian labels; the duo finally disbanded in 1976, with Santo continuing on as a solo act. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
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    First Recordings 1959

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    Primeros Éxitos 1959

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    Santo y Johnny Antologia de Exitos

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    Off Shore

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    Al Estilo De Santo & Johnny La Costa

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    Dance Dance Dance (Remastered)

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    Hawaii (Remastered)

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    Come On In

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    Half Breed

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    Antología

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    Encore

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    Santo & Johnny Greatest Hits Medley

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    Volume Secondo

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    Santo & Johnny, Vol. 2: More

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    Santo & Johnny, Vol. 3: A Summer Place

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    Santo & Johnny, Vol. 4: Mona Lisa

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    Santo & Johnny, Vol. 5: Goldfinger

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    Santo & Johnny, Vol. 6: Forever Mine

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    Hawaii

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    Brooklyn Rock 'N' Rollers

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    Sleepwalk

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    Hop Scotch

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    Harbor Lights

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    Essential Hits

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Top Songs by
Santo & Johnny

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    Popularity
  2.   Sleepwalk
  3.   Twistin' Bells
  4.   Tear Drop
  5.   Do You Want to Know a Secret
  6.   A Summer Place
  7.   Sleep Walk featuring Johnny Ge
  8.   A Foggy Day in London Town
  9.   Last Tango in Paris by Johnny Ge
  10.   Tokio Twilight
  11.   You Belong to My Heart
  12.   Volare
  13.   Sonambulo (Sleepwalk) by Johnny Ge
  14.   Indian Love Call
  15.   Maria Maria
  16.   Tender Is the Night
  17.   Old Man River
  18.   Birmingham
  19.   Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head
  20.   Portofino
  21.   Brasilia
  22.   Sleep Walker
  23.   Apache
  24.   Goodnight Irene
  25.   Anna
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Eclectic Holiday

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    Rock The Halls

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