New 'enhanced' CD with 10 minutes of video including their 'historic' South Street TLA appearance & interviews. First new recording in over 30 years!
Fun filled dance tunes were the Original Orlons specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia.
In the fall of 1961, thanks to an introduction made on their behalf by Len Barry, of the Dovells, the Orlons auditioned for Kal Mann of Cameo Records and were signed almost immediately. Kal & Dave Appell started writing songs for the group & their first single was “I’ll be True” which Billboard described as a “sincere piping by the young sounding female lead on a wistful rock-a-ballad about a gal’s message to her GI sweetheart."
They followed with the Mann/Appell-penned “Don’t Hang Up” which climbed the charts in the fall and winter of 1962 to number four Pop, number three R&B, and number 39 in the United Kingdom.
The quartet kept up their chart barrage into 1963 with “South Street” (#3 Pop, #4 R&B), “Not Me” (#12 Pop, #8 R&B), and “Crossfire” (#19 Pop, #25 R&B).
The Original Orlons today...
Stephen Caldwell, the original member of The Orlons has been performing since 1957. He continues to do so at this time with one of his original female singers sister Jean Maddox.
To keep the look and sound of the Orlons, Stephen put in place two of his first cousins, Alberta Crump, and Madeline Morris. This CD is the first venture for these three ladies into the recording field.
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