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​(1995/Campark) 32 tracks more

The Orlons: All Their Hits And More (CD)

​(1995/Campark) 32 tracks

Article properties: The Orlons: All Their Hits And More (CD)

  • Interpret: The Orlons

  • Album titlle: All Their Hits And More (CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Label DESPO CD

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0050273301328

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Orlons, The - All Their Hits And More (CD) CD 1
01 South Street The Orlons
02 Don't Hang Up The Orlons
03 The Wah-Watusi The Orlons
04 Not Me The Orlons
05 The Conservative The Orlons
06 Crossfire The Orlons
07 Bon-Doo-Wah The Orlons
08 Knock! Knock! The Orlons
09 Goin' Places The Orlons
10 Shimmy Shimmy The Orlons
11 Rules Of Love The Orlons
12 Come On Down Baby The Orlons
13 Envy The Orlons
14 I Ain't Coming Back The Orlons
15 Don't Throw Your Love Away The Orlons
16 My Best Friend The Orlons
17 Them Terrible Boots The Orlons
18 Everything Nice The Orlons
19 Holiday Hill The Orlons
20 It's No Big Thing The Orlons
21 Big Daddy The Orlons
22 Mama Didn't Lie The Orlons
23 Don't let Go The Orlons
24 The Cha Cha Cha The Orlons
25 For Your Love The Orlons
26 Too Strong To Be Strung Along The Orlons
27 Big Girls Don't Cry The Orlons
28 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby The Orlons
29 Between 18th & 19th On Chestnut Street The Orlons
30 I Can't Take It The Orlons
31 Don't You Want My Lovin' The Orlons
32 No Love But Your Love The Orlons
The Orlons The Orlons Not Me Gary Anderson hit the jackpot in late 1960 with his... more
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Not Me

Gary Anderson hit the jackpot in late 1960 with his rowdy rocker New Orleans, billed as U.S. Bonds. Yet Not Me, his raucous encore for Frank Guida's Norfolk, Virginia-based Legrand Records, didn't crease the charts. It fell to Philadelphia's Orlons to make the song a #12 pop/#8 R&B hit in the summer of '63.

Its rocking groove had changed little. But sopranos Marlena Davis and Rosetta Hightower and alto Shirley Brickley didn't sound a bit like Bonds, and lone male Orlon Steve Caldwell leaped in with his trademark 'frog voice' at the end of every chorus. Cut in May of '63, it was paired with My Best Friend, penned by producers Dave Appell and Cameo Records co-owner Kal Mann. That same prolific duo also supplied The Orlons' top seller that year: South Street was a lively tribute to one of Philly's swingingest thoroughfares that made it to #3 pop a few months earlier.

The Orlons had exploded the year before on Cameo with the one-two punch of The Wah Watusi and Don't Hang Up, Hightower handling the leads. The quartet notched two more chart entries before the end of '63, the storming Crossfire! preceding the lesser seller Bon-Doo-Wah (tucked away on its B-side was the mellower Don't Throw Your Love Away, a British Invasion hit when covered the next year by The Searchers). Marlena left the group in October of '63 (Sandy Person was her first replacement). Though the Orlons nicked the charts three more times in '64, none cracked the Top 50 (the storming Shimmy Shimmy certainly deserved to). Caldwell was next to exit in November of '64, leaving The Orlons an all-female entity.

Wrapping up their Cameo stay with a handful of soul-oriented offerings in '65, The Orlons migrated to Calla for a single and ABC for two more. Rosetta left in 1967, moving to England and working as a background singer. Shirley and her sister Audrey kept The Orlons going until Shirley was shot to death by an intruder in her Philly residence on October 13, 1977. Lung cancer claimed Marlena on February 27, 1993; Audrey passed away on July 3, 2005. 

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