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The Genies Who’s That Knocking

The Genies Who's That Knockin'

Doo Wop Classic

This song is a doo wop classic and cautionary tale from The Genies about fooling around with more than one gal at a time. The group members, the story goes, were discovered by Bob Shad of Shad Records while they were singing on the boardwalk in Long Beach, New York. Shad auditioned and recorded them. The members included Roy Hammond (lead vocal), Claude Johnson, Fred Jones, Alexander Faison, and Bill Gains. The song, by Johnson, Jones, and Leroy Kirkland, went #71 on the U.S. Pop Chart in 1959 and remained on the chart for six weeks. One of The Genies, Claude Johnson, became Juan of the duo Don and Juan (“What’s Your Name”) several years later.

Here are the lyrics to “Who’s That Knocking” by The Genies:

Who’s that knocking on my door
All last night and the night before
Boom boom boom
Bang bang bang
I can’t stand this awful thing
Who’s that knocking on my door

Who’s that calling calling my name
Tossed a brick through my windowpane
Boom boom boom
Bang bang bang
You keep driving me insane
Who’s that knocking on my door

All last night as I lie in bed
With my lights down low
I heard approaching footsteps
Boom boom boom
Bang bang bang
On my door

Who’s that knocking on my door
Could it be Mable could it be Flo
I got myself in an awful fix
When I got involved with those two chicks
Who’s that knocking on my door

Who’s that knocking on my door
All last night and the night before
Boom boom boom
Bang bang bang
I can’t stand this awful thing
Who’s that knocking on my door

Do do do wah
Bang bang bang
Do do do wah
Bang bang bang
Do do do wah
Bang bang bang
All night long

If you are interested in reading about and listening to a song by Don and Juan: “What’s Your Name.”

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