45's With Rhyme But No Reason


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hey Santo! Where's Johnny?



vilstef said...

This group are in no danger of being mistaken for Santo and Johnny. This is some of the worst lap steel I've ever heard. Thanks for sharing the bad example. I appreciate S&J all the more for this!

Dominiek said...

Super cool tune!

mrb394ever said...

Was it lap steel or merely a rusty saw? Or maybe prehistoric synthesizer?

The verification magic word seems appropriate for this tune: "shemook."

Anonymous said...

RobGems.ca wrote:
Nope, this isn't the Farina Brothers,also known as Santo & Johnny. It's unclear who this may be on the steel guitar. Maybe it's Harold Bradley,Orville "Red" Rhodes, or even Roy Smeck, who had some albums issued on ABC-Paramount at the time around 1958-1965. Smeck was a self-proclaimed "wizard of the strings" who could play every stringed or fretted instrument from the ukelele to the banjo; His best-known record was a 1942 release of "South Of The Border" on ARA Records.