THE ORLONS
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 9:12PM
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• Two Charting Albums from Cameo Parkway's Top Girl Group

• FeaturesTwoTopFiveHits,"The Wah-Watusi" and "South Street"

• Gene Sculatti's Liner Notes Feature Quotes from Stephen Caldwell of the Orlons

• Taken from the Original Tape

The Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South Street. CD

Discovered by high school classmate Len Barry, the Orlons (Shirley Brickley, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Stephen Caldwell) were probably Cameo Parkway’s most popular vocal group and certainly the label’s top girl group. This twofer presents their only two charting albums, their 1962 debut The Wah-Watusi and 1963’s South Street—both featuring Top Five title tracks—in their original, pristine mono, with notes by Gene Sculatti that include great quotes from band member Caldwell (he of that ultra-low “frog” voice)! More classic, early Philly soul from Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music & Records!


Tracks:

Dedicated to the One I Love
Tonight
Mashed Potato Time
The Plea
Gravy (for My Mashed Potatoes)
I’ll Be True
The Wah-Watusi
He’s Gone
Let Me In
 Over the Mountains, Across the Sea
I Met Him on a Sunday
(Happy Birthday) Mister Twenty-One
Walk Right In
Big Daddy
Cement Mixer
Mister Sandman
Charlie Brown
Gather ‘Round
South Street
Between 18th & 19th on Chestnut Street
Don’t Let Go
Muskrat Ramble
Pokey Lou
We Got Love

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