The tracks in this volume, not yet shown above, are: 1. We Belong Together; 2. Broken Hearted Man; 3. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance; 4. Baby Come Home; 5. You're Mine; 6. Eternity With You; 7. Dream Girl; 8. Oh My Love; 9. Million Dollar Bills; 10. I Got You; 11. Give Me The Key To Your Heart; 12. Wear This Ring; 13. Gosh Oh Gee; 14. Don't Do It; 15. I Believe In You; 16. God Knows; 17. Bad Dan; 18. Indian Marriage; 19. Your Kisses; 20. Baby Baby; 21. Hear My Heartbeat; 22. Togetherness; 23. I'm Truly Truly Yours; 24. Please Me Please; 25. Try Me Pretty Baby; 26. Baby Girl Of Mine; 27. Train to Paradise.
As with CDs covering another duo from the late 1950s (Johnnie & Joe), they don't come any better when you consider sound, background information, and completeness than Ace of London, and they continue that product excellence with this volume covering Robert & Johnny (Robert Carr and Johnny Mitchell from the Bronx) who wrote most of their material and recorded them for Hy Weiss' Old Town Records. Weiss certainly showed faith in the duo, releasing four singles in 1956/57 before they finally achieved their initial national hit in 1958, andnine more after their second (and last) charter to 1961. Likely because they did fairly well for his label in the lucrative New York area market despite the lack of national commercial success.
Here Ace gives us all eight sides of their first four singles, beginning in 1956 with I Believe In You/Train To Paradise (Old Town 1021) and You're Mine/Million Dollar Bills (Old Town 1029), and from 1957, Don't Do It/Baby Come Home (Old Town 1038) and Broken Hearted Man/Indian Marriage (Old Town 1043). They then broke through in early 1958 with We Belong Together which hit # 12 R&B and # 32 Billboard Pop Top 100 in March/April on Old Town 1047 b/w Walking In The Rain which, unfortunately, is not here. A few months later they had their final charter when a re-release of I Believe In You on Old Town 1052 just squeaked into the Pop Hot 100 at # 93 in August. There were, apparently, two flipsides, Marry Me and I Know, neither of which is included in this volume.
From there to 1961 there would be nine singles, none of which returned them to the national Top 100 charts. Of those you get Eternity With You/I'm Truly Truly Yours (Old Town 1058 in 1958), Give Me The Key To Your Heart (Old Town 1065 in 1959 - the B-side, Truly In Love not here), Dream Girl/Oh My Love (Old Town 1068 in 1959) , Wear This Ring/Bad Dan (Old Town 1072 in 1959), Please Me Please (Old Town 1100 in 1961 - the B-side, You're Mine, is missing here), Togetherness/I Got You (Old Town 1108 in 1961).
In late 1960, a re-release of We Belong Together on Old Town 1086 reached # 104 on the Pop Hot 100 Bubble Under charts. Also not included is the single Hear My Heartbeat/Try Me Pretty Baby on Old Town 1078 in 1960. The last release under the billing Robert & Johnny on Old Town came in 1962 when Wear This Ring b/w Broken Hearted Man came out on Old Town 1117.
Even with those missing flipsides this is by far the best Robert & Johnny compendium available.