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The ORLONS - Don't Hang Up

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JASCD1109

Although not a fully-fledged Girl Group, THE ORLONS epitomised the 60s 'Girl Group Sound' and are usually categorised and celebrated thus.

They comprised three girls and a guy, all teenagers, from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia; first soprano/occasional lead Marlena Davis, second soprano/principal lead Rosetta Hightower, alto/occasional lead Shirley Brickley and baritone/bass Stephen Caldwell.

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Although not a fully-fledged Girl Group, THE ORLONS epitomised the 60s 'Girl Group Sound' and are usually categorised and celebrated thus.

They comprised three girls and a guy, all teenagers, from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia; first soprano/occasional lead Marlena Davis, second soprano/principal lead Rosetta Hightower, alto/occasional lead Shirley Brickley and baritone/bass Stephen Caldwell.

Although latecomers to the Cameo-Parkway stable of stars, the quality of their recorded legacy has accorded them a greater status than some of their labelmates, who are largely viewed as purveyors short-lived dance crazes. This compilation anthologises all their releases during 1961-62 and features their first three hit 45s, 'I'll Be True', 'The Wah-Watusi' and 'Don't Hang Up', plus their first two LPs, The Wah-Watusi and All The Hits By The Orlons.

Also included are a couple of million-selling Dee Dee Sharp 45s on which they sang back-up vocals, 'Mashed Potato Time' and 'Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)'.

Track Listing

1. I'LL BE TRUE
2. HEART, DARLING, ANGEL
3. (Happy Birthday) MR. TWENTY-ONE
4. PLEASE LET IT BE ME
5. THE WAH-WATUSI
6. HOLIDAY HILL
7. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE
8. TONIGHT
9. MASHED POTATO TIME
10. THE PLEA
11. GRAVY (For My Mashed Potatoes)
12. HE'S GONE
13. LET ME IN
14. OVER THE MOUNTAIN, ACROSS THE SEA
15. I MET HIM ON A SUNDAY (Ronde Ronde)
16. DON'T HANG UP
17. THE CONSERVATIVE
18. HE'S A REBEL
19. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY
20. POP POP POP-PIE
21. RELEASE ME
22. STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW
23. (Dance With The) GUITAR MAN
24. CHAINS
25. RIDE!
26. THE CHA-CHA-CHA
27. I'LL BRING IT ON HOME TO YOU
28. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY
Bonus Tracks
29. DEE DEE SHARP - MASHED POTATO TIME
30. DEE DEE SHARP - SET MY HEART AT EASE
31. DEE DEE SHARP - GRAVY (For My Mashed Potatoes)
32. DEE DEE SHARP - BABY CAKES

JASCD1109

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CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
November 12th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988110920