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The Best of the Orlons Cameo Parkway 1961-1966

  • 1. I'll Be True
    2. Wah-Watusi, The
    3. Don't Hang Up
    4. Conservative, The
    5. South Street
    6. Cement Mixer
    7. Not Me
    8. Crossfire!
    9. Don't Throw Your Love Away
    10. Bon-Doo-Wah
    11. Everything Nice
    12. Shimmy Shimmy
    13. Rules of Love
    14. Heartbreak Hotel
    15. Knock! Knock! (Who's There?)
    16. Goin' Places
    17. Envy (In My Eyes)
    18. Don't You Want My Lovin'
    19. Spinning Top
    20. Mr. Twenty One - (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 92272

  • Credits
    ProducerDave Appell; Kal Mann; Jimmy Wisner; Bob Crewe; Kenny Gamble; Leon Huff; Billy Jackson; Dave Appell; Kal Mann; Billy Jackson; Jimmy Wisner; Bob Crewe; Kenny Gamble; Leon Huff; Gregg Geller (Reissue); Jody Klein (Reissue); Teri Landi (Reissue)
    EngineerDave Appell; Joel Fein; Joe Tarsia; Joe Wissert

    The Orlons: Marlena Davis, Shirley Brickley (vocals); Steve Caldwell , Rosetta Hightower.
    Personnel: Marlena Davis, Shirley Brickley (vocals, soprano); Steve Caldwell (vocals, baritone); Yvonne Young, Delores "Honey" Wylie, Lillian Washington, Sandy Person, Rosetta Hightower (vocals); Audrey Brickley (soprano); Dave Appell, Joe Sgro, Joe Renzetti , Roland Chambers (guitar); Dan Dailey, Fred Nuzzullio, George Young , Bob Schwartz, Buddy Savitt (saxophone); Rick Kellis, Ugene Dozier, Jimmy Wisner, Leon Huff , Thom Bell, Roy Stragis (keyboards); Karl Chambers, Joe Sher (drums, percussion); Bobby Gregg (drums); Joseph Wissert (percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Jeff Tamarkin.
    Recording information: Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia, PA (??/1961-03/1966); Stea-Phillips Recording Studio, New York, NY (??/1961-03/1966).
    Arrangers: Dave Appell; Jimmy Wisner; Rick Kellis; Ugene Dozier; Billy Jackson; Charles Calello.
    This installment in the spate of releases showcasing Philadelphia's Cameo Parkway label focuses on the Orlons, a three-woman, one-man quartet that blended soulful doo-wop and R&B in the manner of contemporaries like the Shirelles and the early Miracles. The Orlons offered up several playful, rhythm-driven dance songs ("The Wah-Watusi"), but they are at their best on uptempo pop like "Don't Hang Up" and dramatic ballads like "The Conservative", which let lead vocalist Rosetta Highwater shine. Remastered sound and fine liner notes make this release a treasure for fans of doo-wop and R&B from the early '60s.

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