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santoIt’s a song that brings on an instant sense of romantic nostalgia. Dueling guitars played by brothers Santo & Johnny Farina who grew up in Brooklyn around the time of the second World War. Their father, after hearing Hawaiian steel guitar on the radio, wanted his sons to learn it and so arranged for them to have music lessons. Sleep Walk, their first release, came out in 1959 and became a number 1 hit in America earning them a gold record. This recording comes straight off an old dukebox 45. I can’t help but imagine hearing it being played somewhere on a stereo on a hot summer night in 1959 New York, drifting out into the night from some high up apartment window down to the streets below. Enjoy!

Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk