60s Oldies Music

The Short Music Career of Jon & Robin and the In-Crowd

Jon & Robin and the In-CrowdJon & Robin and the In-Crowd

Jon & Robin were an American husband and wife musical duo hailing from Dallas, Texas.  Jon Abdnor Jr. and wife Javonne (Robin) Braga recorded under Abnak Records, owned by Jon’s father.  The scored their hit single “Do It Again A Little Bit Slower” in 1967.  When the duo parted ways, Jon went on with being with the In-Crowd as well as establishing himself as a solo performer.  With their short-lived career, they go down to history as one of the “one-hit wonder” acts.

 

 

 

The turbulent history of Jon & Robin and The In-Crowd

Jon Abdnor Jr. and Javonne (Robin) Braga were a 60s music-era American pop music duo collectively known as Jon & Robin. The pair experienced a speck of popularity in the 1960’s when they released “Do it Again a Little Bit Slower.” It was recorded on Abnak Records which was owned by Abdnor’s father. Penned by Wayne Carson Thompson (famed by The Box Top’s hit, “The Letter”), “Do it Again a Little Bit Slower” peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. But after that hit, the duo parted ways and Jon restarted his career with the In-Crowd. Later in 1967, Jon and the In-Crowd recorded “Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man)” which made no significant impression on the national charts. However, the song was a regional hit and became a classic favorite in Texas. In 1969, Abdnor began his career as a solo artist and released an album.

Most of the group’s songs were written by Wayne Carson Thompson and they were usually backed by several Abnak artists such as Bobby Patterson and the Five Americans among others. On 2006, a compilation album was released by Sundazed Records, Do It Again, The Best of Jon & Robin.

 

Jon & Robin and The In-Crowd’s discography (may be impartial)

Abnak Records

(Mar 1967)

  • A: Do It Again A Little Bit Slower
  • B: If I Need Someone – It’s You

(Jul 1967)

  • A: Drums
  • B: You Don’t Care

(Oct 1967)

  • A: Do It Again A Little Bit Slower
  • B: If I Need Someone – It’s You

(Jan 1968)

  • A: Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man)
  • B: Love Me Baby

 

Jon & Robin’s discography (may be impartial)

Abnak Records

(Jul 1967)

  • A: Drums
  • B: You Don’t Care

(May 1968)

A: You Got Style

B: Thursday Morning

(Jan 1969)

  • A: Gift Of Love (Top 40 Style)
  • B: Gift Of Love (Country Style)

 

(Aug 1969, Promo Only)

  • A: There’s An American Flag On The Moon
  • B: There’s An American Flag On The Moon

(Sep 1969)

  • A: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It
  • B: I’ll Come Running To You

 (Eric Records)

The Five Americans

  • A: Western Union

Jon and Robin

  • B: Do It Again A Little Bit Slower

 

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