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Don and Juan What’s Your Name

Doo Wop Duo

What’s your name? Well, that line might work. Don and Juan, a vocal duo from Brooklyn, were Roland “Don” Trone and Claude “Juan” Johnson. (Johnson had sung with The Genies, who charted with “Who’s that Knockin” in 1959. Trone had not been with The Genies.) “What’s Your Name,” which was written by Johnson, went to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. The song was featured as the closing song in the 1982 movie It Came from Hollywood. The story goes that the duo was discovered singing while painting a house. (The Genies had been discovered while singing on the boardwalk.) You never know…

Here are the lyrics to “What’s Your Name” by Don and Juan:

What’s your name?
I’ve seen you, before
What’s your name
May I walk you to your door
It’s so hard to find a personality with charms like yours, for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee.

Oh, What’s your name?
Is it Mary or Sue?
What’s your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It’s so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee

I stood on this corner
Waiting for you to come alone
So my heart could be satisfied.
So please let me be your number one Under the moon,
Under the stars. And under the sun
Oh, What’s your name?
Is it Mary or Sue?
What’s your name?
Do I stand a chance, with you?
It’s so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me.
Ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh Ooh-Wee
Oh, What’s your name?
What’s your name?”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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