Johnnie & Joe I'll Be Spinning: The J&S Recordings

I'll Be Spinning: The J&S Recordings
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  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Ace Records UK


  • Buy for $0.991.I'll Be Spinning
  • Buy for $0.992.Over the Mountain, Across the Sea
  • Buy for $0.993.Over the Mountain, Pt. 2
  • Buy for $0.994.My Baby's Gone, On, On
  • Buy for $0.995.Feel Alright
  • Buy for $0.996.Darling
  • Buy for $0.997.False Love Has Got to Go
  • Buy for $0.998.Why, Oh Why
  • Buy for $0.999.It Was There
  • Buy for $0.9910.My Baby's Gone (And Left Me)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Where Did She Go?
  • Buy for $0.9912.Who Do You Love?
  • Buy for $0.9913.Red Sails in the Sunset
  • Buy for $0.9914.If You Tell Me You're Mine
  • Buy for $0.9915.We Get That Feelin'
  • Buy for $0.9916.There Goes My Heart (On Fire for You)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Warm Soft and Lovely
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Was So Lonely
  • Buy for $0.9919.Why Did She Go
  • Buy for $0.9920.Across the Sea
  • Buy for $0.9921.Tell Me
  • Buy for $0.9922.You're the Loveliest Song I Ever Heard
  • Buy for $0.9923.Speak Softly (Angel)
  • Buy for $0.9924.You Can Always Count on Me
  • Buy for $0.9925.I Pray to Keep Our Love Strong
  • Buy for $0.9926.Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
  • Buy for $0.9927.Be Sure
  • Buy for $0.9928.Sincere Love
  • Buy for $0.9929.Let Your Mind Do the Walking
  • Buy for $0.9930.Jamaica - Our Thing

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While Johnnie & Joe are remembered as a one-hit wonder for their 1957 doo wop smash "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea," they did have a couple of other singles that charted strongly on the R&B listings ("I'll Be Spinning" and "My Baby's Gone, On, On"), as well as recording quite a few singles for several labels over the next few years. This collection has 30 of their tracks (including all the aforementioned hits), dating mostly from 1957-1963, although a few stray items from the late '60s and early '70s are on board as well. In the doo wop world, this male-female duo did have an unusual, somewhat spooky sound -- Joe Rivers carried the bulk of the vocal duties, with Johnnie Louise Richardson often not so much a harmonizer or co-lead singer as one who wove around wordlessly in the distance, occasionally adding a spoken recitation. That's the formula that made "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" so memorable. Unfortunately, it's a formula they milked quite a bit, sometimes to the point of blatant rewrites/remakes of "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea," as this anthology makes clear. That makes the disc useful primarily to serious doo wop fans and collectors, although the pair, working both together and on their own, did manage to record some sides (a few of which are found on this CD) in a more updated soul style in the late '60s and early '70s. Ace does its usual fine job with the packaging, with thorough liner notes and a discography. ~ Richie Unterberger

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