SLEEP WALK

Latest update on 01/12/2018

Artist: Santo & Johnny
Author: Ann Farina/John Farina/Santo Farina
Label: Canadian American/Trinity
Year: 1959

Instrumental n°1 US; two brothers from Brooklyn. Santo's wife Ana shares the credits. Working title: Deep Sleep as by Mike Dee & The Mello Tones. Mike was an uncle of both Farina brothers.

Covers:

1959:

Betsy Brye [vocal; also on Canadian American; lyrics: Don Wolf]

1959:

Sleepwalkers [UK]

1960:

Chet Atkins

1960:

Ventures

1961:

Shadows

1961:

Three Suns

1962:

Phantoms

1963:

Chantays

1963:

Lively Ones

1965:

Supremes [vocal]

1967:

Lettermen [as Song From Sleepwalk; also vocal]

1973:

Burt Blanca

1973:

Paul Mauriat

1981:

Leo Kottke

1982:

Larry Carlton

1984:

Sir Douglas Quintet

1985:

Jeff Beck [in film Porky's Revenge]

1986:

Rainer & Das Combo

1987:

Danny Gatton

1989:

Jonathan Richman

1989:

Amos Garrett

1992:

Bugs Henderson

1992:

Stray Cats

1995:

B.J. Cole

1997:

Charlie Musselwhite

1998:

Brian Setzer Orch.

1998:

Steve Howe

2002:

Joe Satriani

2009:

Popa Chubby

2009:

Basement Jaxx [in A Possibility]

2009:

Bayou Mosquitos

2018:

Tav Falco

Borrows elements (theme & melody) from Dors mon amour, the song André Claveau (see: Cerisier rose et pommier blanc) won the third Eurovision Song Contest with in '58. Came out in Canada on same label as the Sleep Walk original. Both Dors mon amour and Sleep Walk are melodically related with Softly As In The Morning Sunrise, a melody from Sigmund Romberg's operetta The New Moon, recorded in '29 by Nat Shilkret (Victor and filmed in '31 and '40 with Nelson Eddy (MGM).

Contact


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