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Best of the Orlons Cameo Parkway 1961-1966

The Best of the Orlons Cameo Parkway 1961-1966

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by The Orlons

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Performance Credits

Orlons   Primary Artist
Rick Kellis   Keyboards
George Young   Saxophone
Dave Appell   Guitar
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Jimmy Wisner   Keyboards
Bob Schwartz   Saxophone
Thom Bell   Keyboards
Karl Chambers   Percussion,Drums
Roland Chambers   Guitar
Ugene Dozier   Keyboards
Rosetta Hightower   Vocals
Leon Huff   Keyboards
Joe Macho   Bass
Joe Renzetti   Guitar
Joseph Wissert   Percussion
Audrey Brickley   Soprano (Vocal)
Shirley Brickley   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Marlena Davis   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Winnie Walford   Bass
Buddy Savitt   Saxophone
Roy Stragis   Keyboards
Ronnie Baker   Bass
Dan Dailey   Saxophone
Delores "Honey" Wylie   Vocals
Joe Sgro   Guitar
Joe Sher   Percussion,Drums
Fred Nuzzullio   Saxophone
Sandy Person   Vocals
Lillian Washington   Vocals
Yvonne Young   Vocals
Shirley Brickley   Vocals
Steve Caldwell   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Marlena Davis   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Kellis   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Dave Appell   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bob Crewe   Producer,Audio Production
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Charles Calello   Arranger
Ugene Dozier   Arranger
Joel Fein   Engineer
Kenny Gamble   Producer,Audio Production
Gregg Geller   Reissue Producer
Leon Huff   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Jackson   Arranger,Producer
Iris Keitel   Art Direction
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Kal Mann   Producer,Audio Production
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
Joseph Wissert   Engineer
Jeff Tamarkin   Liner Notes,Essay
Lenne Allik   Concept
Carl Segman   Composer
Maria Papazahariou   Production Director,Session Research
Seth Adkins   Sample Clearance
Teri Landi   Reissue Producer,Tape Research,Session Research
Janessa Gursky   Assistant Art Director
Dernie Lowe   Executive Producer
Billy Jackson   Audio Production
Jody H. Klein   Reissue Producer

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The Best of the Orlons Cameo Parkway 1961-1966 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Recordlover More than 1 year ago
Yes, Abkco Records, who have owned the Cameo & Parkway master tapes since 1967 have finally released these hits on CD! The Orlons had a highly recognizable sound. Not just because they had great harmonies and lead singer, Rosetta Hightower sang with such conviction.....but they also had sole male member Steve Caldwell chiming in with a "oh baby!" here and there. This Philadelphia quartet gave Cameo Records some serious hits from 1961 to 1964! Their first chart hit, "Wah Watusi" hit # 2 on Billboard; followed by "Don't Hang Up" at # 4 and "South Street" at # 3. Very few groups can claim that their first three chart hits were all in the national Top 5! The Orlons hits had a funky, light hearted, feel-good groove to them. Besides their big hits, this CD also includes the noteable "B" side: "Don't Throw Your Love Away". It was covered successfully by British Invasion rockers, The Searchers in 1964. By the way...in their hit "South Street" the Orlons were not referring to the Haight Ashbury love children "hippies"....with their line"...where do all the hippies meet? South Street! South Street!..." The Hippies were another recording act on Cameo/Parkway Records, who had their single "Memory Lane" reissued in 1963..........so The Orlons hit had a built it plug for their label mates "The Hippies". Get this Orlon's collection! It swings Bobby Lauser Salinas,CA