Johnnie & Joe
|Genres:||Doo Wop Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||oldies 50s vocal american 60s male rock and roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1980s 2000s|
This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably Over The Mountain, Across The Sea (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock n roll hits. Richardson was the daughter of Zelma Zell Sanders, the owner of J&S Records. Sanders teamed her up with Rivers and one of the great blends of voices was born. Most of the duos records were leased to the Chicago-based Chess Records, who were able to distribute the records nationally. Other great Johnnie And Joe singles included their first hit, Ill Be Spinning (number 10 R&B, 1957) and My Babys Gone, On, On (number 15 R&B, 1957). Johnnie And Joe songs were especially popular in the Hispanic community, particularly...