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22nd January
written by Matt The Cat


This week, two groups will fight it out over a girl, “Jo-Ann”. The Twin-Tones were real twins (Jim & John Cunningham) and they even performed “Jo-Ann” on “American Bandstand” at the end of 1957. The song didn’t go anywhere until early 1958, when 3 guys from Waterbury, CT cut the tune for Roulette Records. The Playmates would go on to hit #19 with their “Jo-Ann”, BUT which version is better? Listen to the podcast, decide for yourself and VOTE! Also, Sam Cooke was born on this day in 1931, so Sam makes it on the podcast as well.

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1 Comment

  1. Warren


    Jo Ann is a classic but not all classics are created equal. I did like the Sam Cooke live version of "having a Party". With the exception of his first gig at the Copa, Sam was reported to be one of the all time great live acts.

    An interesting cat fight would be three versions of Sam's "a change is gonna come". Otis Redding did a great cover in the late 60's and Aaron Neville has two or three versions that are very good as well.

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