Don & Juan - WHAT’S YOUR NAME

First performance: 00/10/1965


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 2 times :
 
1965-10-00 - RECEPTION HALL, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (Castiles)
One show, with The Castiles the sole act on the bill. The 27 song titles of this show plus two titles that are illegible have been culled from a surviving inventory/setlist document that was originally in the possession of a member of The Castiles. This list is believed to have emanated from a wedding reception the band performed in the autumn of 1965. With the exception of "Sidewalk" (co-written by Bruce) all of the songs are covers of other artist’s material, with the most recently released song at the time being Sonny & Cher’s "I Got You Babe" (July 1965). The setlist includes numerous 1964-1965 'British Invasion" hits by the Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, Zombies and Beatles - a clear indication of the kind of music the band was playing at teen gigs. The high proportion of 1950s ballad material in this particular show (sung by George Theiss, not Bruce) is likely the result of it being a wedding, with manager Tex Vinyard making sure his boys also catered to the older relatives in attendance. These include the G-Clefs’ "I Understand", Acker Bilk’s "Stranger On The Shore", Don & Juan’s "What’s Your Name" and Anton Karas’ "The Third Man Theme". There is no circulating audio of any of this performance . Frank Marziotti has recalled the bride's choice of song was the jazz standard "Moonglow".  
 
 
In town for a panel discussion on the soul, rhythm & blues and the history of race and music in Asbury Park, Bruce joins Southside Johnny, Vini Lopez, Bobby Thomas, Billy Ryan, Ed Manion and others on stage at the Wonder Bar. The event is part of a special concert titled "Nicky Addeo and Friends celebrate the Music of Asbury Park's Westside." Springsteen provides backing guitar and vocals for most of the tracks, and takes the lead for "C.C. Rider", Don & Juan's "What's Your Name" and the second verse of "Stand By Me"
 

Songinfo

"What's Your Name" is a popular song written by Claude "Juan" Johnson. Released by the duo Don and Juan on Big Top Records in 1962. It was their only Top 40 hit.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

What's your name? I have 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-ee

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-ee, ooh-ee, ooh-ee

I stood on this corner waiting for you to come along
So my heart could feel satisf-i-ied
So please let me be your Number One
Under the moon, under the stars, and under the sun

Oh-oh, what's your name? (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-ee, ooh-ee, ooh-ee

What's your name?
What's your name?