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Cameo Parkway sessions - Philly Pop Music

Cameo Parkway sessions - Philly Pop Music

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Joe Tarsia and Dave Appell talk about sessions with Joe Sgro at Cameo-Parkway Records. A Philly Pop Music - George Manney film. Help release the film with a Tax Deductible Donation. Just Click the Donate button on our website. http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com Narration by Michael Tearson. Cameo-Parkway Records was the parent company of Cameo Records and Parkway Records, which were major American Philadelphia-based record labels from 1956 (for Cameo) and 1958 (for Parkway) to 1967. Today the Cameo-Parkway catalogue is owned by ABKCO Records. David Appell (March 24, 1922November 18, 2014) was an American musician, musical arranger and record producer born in Philadelphia. Philadelphia-based recording engineer Joe Tarsia's skills can be heard on a significant number of classic pop music tracks, earning him over 150 gold and platinum record awards. He was also the founder and owner of the legendary Sigma Sound Studios. Around 1961, he took an audio engineering position with Cameo Parkway Records. Cameo Parkway's artists included Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, The Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp, The Dovells and Bunny Sigler.
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Chubby Checker - Loddy Lo.wmv

Chubby Checker - Loddy Lo.wmv

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Chubby Checker singing "Loddy Lo" from November 1963 @ The Cameo Parkway Studio Sessions. Reached #12 on the Billboard Pop Charts. This is the original version, not the re-records that you have been listening to on other YouTube Channels. I do not own the coypright to this song [I can't own anything since I have been deceased since 41 AD]. This song is uploaded for informational and educational purposes only. UncleCaligula
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Cameo Parkway  Dave Appell celebration 2014 - The architects of the Philly Sound

Cameo Parkway Dave Appell celebration 2014 - The architects of the Philly Sound

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Dave Appell celebration with: Jerry Ross, Billy Jackson, Charlie Gracie, Joe Tarsia, Bobby Rydell, Jerry Blavat and Kal Mann's wife Mar. 2014. A George Manney film. http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com The first hit artist on the Cameo label was Charlie Gracie, the singing guitarist who hit Number One nationally with "Butterfly." Appell and his band backed Gracie on that million-seller in 1957, and on the singer's subsequent hits, "Fabulous" and "Ninety-Nine Ways" and "Wanderin' Eyes. Rydel known for "Wild One" and "Volare", also appeared in the movie Bye Bye Birdie in 1963. Dave appeared prominently in the 1956 Alan Freed film Don't Knock the Rock, and worked for a while as the studio band and music director on the Ernie Kovacs TV and radio shows in Philadelphia. Next Appell and the Applejacks were playing in Las Vegas, but they soon began to pine for their hometown and returned to Philadelphia, where they started working for Cameo Records, a label founded by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe. Jerry Ross, songwriter and producer had an amazing run of hits with Bobby Hebb, Keith, Spanky & Our Gang, Jay & The Techniques, Dee Dee Warwick and Jerry Butler. Billy Jackson was the long-time producer and manager for The Tymes. Joe Tarsia, owner-operator of Sigma Sound Studios first worked at Cameo-Parkway as head engineer.
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Dee Dee Sharp - "Rockin' Robin" - 1963 - Cameo-Parkway Records

Dee Dee Sharp - "Rockin' Robin" - 1963 - Cameo-Parkway Records

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NAV, Metro Boomin - Call Me

NAV, Metro Boomin - Call Me

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Call Me (Official Video) Song available on the Perfect Timing Mixtape https://navmetroboomin.lnk.to/PerfectTimingYD Directed by RJ Sanchez Produced by Matt Zolly For Snow-Beach Music video by NAV & Metro Boomin performing Call Me. © 2017 Boominati Worldwide/XO Records/Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. http://vevo.ly/l8xBt2
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Joe Tarsia The Legendary Sound Engineer and Owner of Sigma Sound Recording Studios in Philadelphia.

Joe Tarsia The Legendary Sound Engineer and Owner of Sigma Sound Recording Studios in Philadelphia.

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This video features Joe Tarsia, Gamble and Huff ( co-owners of Philadelphia International Records) and the famous studio musicians responsible for the success of "Philadelphia Sound." Over 200 gold and platinum records were recorded at Sigma Sound Recording Studios from 1968 into the 21st Century. http://www.signaturesoundsonline.com
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Buddy Savitt with Cameo-Parkway session musicians - Smashed Potatoes

Buddy Savitt with Cameo-Parkway session musicians - Smashed Potatoes

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Instrumental track of Dee Dee's classic
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Chubby Checker - The Twist (Rare 'Mono-to-Stereo' Mix - 1960)

Chubby Checker - The Twist (Rare 'Mono-to-Stereo' Mix - 1960)

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Recorded at Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia USA and published June 1960 as a Single on the Parkway Label (The Twist/Toot). Originally recorded 1959 by the writer Hank Ballard, but Chubby Checker's cover version is more powerful and became a worldwide hit. Musicians: Chubby Checker (vocal) and among others: Buddy Savitt (sax), Ellis Tollin (drums) and The Dreamlovers (backing vocals). The Twist Writer: Hank Ballard Producers: Dave Appell & Kal Mann Lyrics: Come on baby, Let's do the twist Come on baby, Let's do the twist Take me by my little hand And go like this Ee-yah twist Baby, baby twist Ooh yeah, just like this Come on little miss and do the twist My daddy is sleepin', And mama ain't around Yeah, daddy just sleepin', And mama ain't around We're gonna twisty twisty twisty Till we tear the house down Come on and twist Yeah, baby twist Oooh yeah, just like this Come on miss and do the twist Ee-yah ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) Yeah, you should see my little sis You should see my my litlle Sis She really knows how to rock She knows how to twist Come on and twist Yeah, baby twist Oooh yeah, just like this Come on little miss and do the twist ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) Yeah, rock on now Yeah, twist on down Twist ('Round and 'round and 'round)
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THE TYMES - "SO MUCH IN LOVE"  (1963)

THE TYMES - "SO MUCH IN LOVE" (1963)

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The Tymes began as the Latineers in 1956. This Philadelphia ensemble's founding members were Donald Banks, Albert Berry, Norman Burnett, and George Hilliard. After a four-year apprenticeship on the city's club circuit, they changed their name to the Tymes in 1960 and added lead singer George Williams. They were signed by Cameo-Parkway in 1963 following a successful appearance at a talent show sponsored by Philly radio station WDAS. The group scored its biggest hit with its debut single, "So Much in Love," a Williams composition rearranged by Roy Stragis and producer Billy Jackson. It topped the Billboard Hot 100. Their first LP, So Much in Love, contained both the title cut and follow-up hit, a cover of Johnny Mathis' "Wonderful, Wonderful." Those two songs were both crossover smashes as well as R&B winners, with "So Much in Love" topping the pop charts. But after a third hit, "Somewhere," the next year, the group faded. The Tymes tried issuing albums on their own label, Winchester, but had to fold it after two releases. They signed with MGM, but were dropped after two flops. They enjoyed a brief comeback on Columbia in 1968 with another remake; this time they covered "People" from the musical Funny Girl. But CBS also dropped them in 1969. They spent three years retooling their sound, while Hilliard departed. Their longtime producer, Billy Jackson, financed some sessions at Gamble & Huff's Sigma Sound studios in an attempt to get them on the Philadelphia International roster. Gamble & Huff passed on the unfinished demos, but RCA signed them. They scored three more hits from 1974-1976, the biggest being "It's Cool" in 1976, which reached number three on the R&B charts and number 18 pop. Various aggregations using the name remained active on the oldies/cabaret circuit in the '80s and '90s.
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The Five Stairsteps - O O H Child. (Guardians of the Galaxy) Vol. 1

The Five Stairsteps - O O H Child. (Guardians of the Galaxy) Vol. 1

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 The Five Stairsteps - O O H Child. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) _________________________________________________ Soundtrack album by Various artists. Released: July 29, 2014 Recorded: 19671979 Studio: Various, across the United States and the United Kingdom Genre: Rock, soul Length: 44:34 Label: Hollywood Marvel Music Producer: James Gunn, Kevin Feige, Dave Jordan. Tracklist: 1. Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede 2. Go All The Way - Raspberries 3. Spirit In The Sky Norman - Greenbaum 4. Moonage Daydream - David Bowie 5. Fooled Around And Fell In - Elvin Bishop 6. I'm Not In Love - 10cc 7. I Want You Back - Jackson 5 8. Come And Get Your Love - Redbone 9. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways 10. Escape (The Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes 11. O-O-H Child The Five - Stairsteps 12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye , Tammi Terrell. _________________________________________________ Three albums were released by Hollywood Records on July 29, 2014: The film's score, Guardians of the Galaxy (Original Score), which features the music composed by Bates for the film; Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), which comprises the twelve songs from Quill's mix-tape; and a deluxe edition featuring both albums. By August 2014, the album which mirrored Quill's mix-tape had reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album in history consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart. Hollywood Records also released a cassette version of the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack on November 28, 2014, as an exclusive to Record Store Day participants. The cassette, which is the first cassette Disney Music Group has released since 2003, comes with a digital download version of the album. _________________________________________________ The Five Stairsteps, Known as "The First Family of Soul", were an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence Burke Sr.'s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Kenneth "Keni", and briefly, Cubie. They are best known for the 1970 song "O-o-h Child", listed #392 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Later regrouped in the 1980s as Invisible Man's Band. Also known as - The Five Stairsteps & Cubie; The Stairsteps; the Invisible Man's Band. Origin: Chicago, Illinois, United States Genres: Chicago soul, soul, psychedelic soul, funk, disco Years active: 19651976 1979–1981 (as the IMB) Labels: Cameo-Parkway, Buddah, Mango, Dark Horse. Associated acts: Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, Billy Preston, George Harrison. Past members: Alohe Burke, Clarence Burke, Jr. James Burke, Dennis Burke, Kenneth "Keni" Burke, Cubie Burke, Dean Gant. Discography: 1967: The Five Stairsteps (Windy City) 1968: Our Family Portrait (Buddah) 1969: Love's Happening (Curtom) 1970: Step by Step by Step (Buddah) 1970: Stairsteps (Buddah) 1971: The Stairsteps (Buddah) 1976: 2nd Resurrection (Dark Horse) As the "Invisible Man's Band" 1980: Invisible Man's Band (Island) 1981: Really Wanna See You (Boardwalk) _________________________________________________ Cassette Culture | ORB SIDE
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Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time

Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time

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Dee Dee Sharp's first big hit was "Mashed Potato Time" - which not only launched her vocal career, but introduced a new dance craze to the nation! Dee Dee was discovered by Cameo/Parkway producers Karl Mann and Bernie Lowe, and they initially requested that she duet with Chubby Checker on "Slow Twistin'". At first - reportedly, Chubby was not crazy about the idea, and was reluctant to sing with Dee Dee. But when the session began - and Dee Dee started to sing - Chubby was floored and ultimately became one of her biggest boosters (and friends). That day was so eventful for Dee Dee, because after they completed "Slow Twistin'", the producers told Dee Dee to go out and get some dinner - and report back to the studio, so they could work on recording a brand new song, entitled "Mashed Potato Time". Well, Dee Dee recalled that she was much too excited to eat! This great dance record - patterned much after The Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" - became a smash hit upon it's release! And, the start of a wonderful career for Dee Dee Sharp! Released on Cameo single C-212 in 1962, and featured on this album "It's Dance Time" (Cameo C-1068). Produced by Karl Mann and Bernie Lowe.
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Chubby Checker Lovely Lovely (Loverly Loverly)

Chubby Checker Lovely Lovely (Loverly Loverly)

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NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. COPYRIGHTS RESERVED BY COPYRIGHT OWNER.This video is used only for non-profit usage and publishing. Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He also popularized the dance style Twist, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008, "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958.Checker privately recorded a novelty single for Clark in which the singer portrayed a school teacher with an unruly classroom of musical performers. The premise allowed Checker to imitate such acts as Fats Domino, Frankie Avalon and The Chipmunks, each singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Clark sent the song out as his Christmas greeting, and it received such good response that Cameo-Parkway signed Checker to a recording contract. Titled "The Class", the single became Checker's first release, charting at #38 in the spring of 1959.Checker introduced his version of "The Twist" in July 1960 on The Clay Cole Show, a local New York City television program broadcast live from Palisades Amusement Park. "The Twist" went on to become the only single to top the Billboard Hot 100 twice, in two separate chart runs. (Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" had done so on Billboard's earlier chart.)."The Twist" had previously peaked at #16 on the Billboard rhythm and blues chart, in the 1959 version recorded by its author, Hank Ballard, whose band The Midnighters first performed the dance on stage. Checker's "Twist", however, was a nationwide smash. The song was so ubiquitous that Checker felt that his critics thought that he could only succeed with dance records typecasting him as a dance artist.Despite Checker's initial disapproval, he found follow-up success with a succession of up-tempo dance tracks and produced a series of successful dance-related singles, including "The Hucklebuck" (#14), "The Fly" (#7), "Dance the Mess Around" (#24), and "Pony Time", which became his second #1 single. Checker's follow-up "twist" single, "Let's Twist Again", won the 1961 Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Solo Vocal Performance. A 1962 duet with Dee Dee Sharp, "Slow Twistin'", reached #3 on the national charts. "Limbo Rock" reached #2 in the fall of 1962, becoming Checker's last Top Ten hit.Checker is the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 all at once. The performer has often claimed to have personally changed the way we dance to the beat of music, as when he told Billboard, "Anyplace on the planet, when someone has a song that has a beat, they're on the floor dancing apart to the beat. And before Chubby Checker, it wasn't here." Clay Cole agreed: "Chubby Checker has never been properly acknowledged for one major contribution to pop culture—Chubby and the Twist got adults out and onto the dance floor for the very first time. Before the Twist dance phenomenon, grownups did not dance to teenage music.".In 1964, he married the Dutch Catharina Lodders, who was Miss World in 1962. Checker continued to have Top 40 singles until 1965, but changes in public taste ended his hit-making career. He spent much of the rest of the 1960s touring and recording in Europe. The 1970s saw him become a staple on the oldies circuit, including a temporary stint as a disco artist. In 1983, he fathered a daughter, Mistie, with Pam Bass. Mistie Bass is currently a professional women's basketball player in the WNBA.In 2008 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard magazine. Billboard looked at all singles that made the charts between 1958 and 2008.
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While She Sleeps - Silence Speaks ft. Oli Sykes

While She Sleeps - Silence Speaks ft. Oli Sykes

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Taken from the album 'You Are We' out now. Order your copy now: http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeBuy Apple Music http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeiT Spotify http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeSp Amazon http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeAm Google Play http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeGp All upcoming live dates: http://whileshesleeps.com Follow While She Sleeps http://whileshesleeps.com http://facebook.com/whileshesleeps http://twitter.com/whileshesleeps http://instagram.com/whileshesleeps http://whileshesleeps.tumblr.com/ Tickets for all live dates – http://whileshesleeps.com APRIL 14 – London 15 – Kingston 20 – York 21 – Sheffield 22 – London 23 – London 25 – Brighton 26 – Southampton 27 – Oxford 28 – Bristol 29 – Manchester MAY 01 – Dublin 02 – Belfast 03 – Liverpool 05 – Stoke 06 – Norwich 08 – Newcastle 09 – Glasgow 10 – Nottingham 12 – Birmingham 13 – Leeds Where is your heart? Can we beat this if we all Tear the borders break the walls Together as one The cruel hand of a faithless destiny that never sleeps The guiltless restraints assured by deceit, are we free? Are we all alone? If you’re gonna accuse me Of pouring too much salt in the wound We have just proved that They can pollute our heads with the news They will manipulate the masses again If you’re gonna accuse me of telling you what you already knew It’s the same song sung with a different truth And all of us forget it cos our head’s inside the noose They will manipulate the masses again, yeah we won’t forget it. You better pray for absolution You can change but you can’t deny A new wave in a terror nation Why do we ignore the warning signs? Board it up, the borders are shut The blood of the innocent is under the rug White lies in a world corrupt Are we too blind to see through honest eyes? War will cease when we refuse to fight Hope widows, shattered windows Restriction without effect Dead lines in silhouettes Why do we ignore the warning signs Cold calls to derelict homes Needles at the side of the road Wires and liars like thorns that won’t let go Are we too blind to see through honest eyes? War will cease when we refuse to fight Tell me where is your heart? I think the silence speaks volumes Now we march to our drums They’re only singing what they want to be sung Hate’s become the new anthem How could you? When did our veins run numb? We treat our species like a fucking flood Hate’s becoming our new anthem The longer I live, I learn that we don’t belong We’ve taken more than we can give And you’d do better on your own Are we all alone? Tear the borders break the walls Take us back to when we’re all together as one Taught to love, born to live and let go Cinematography by Tom Welsh Directed by Tom Welsh & Taylor Fawcett http://getdeluxe.co
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The Tymes -- Here She Comes [1964]....HD.

The Tymes -- Here She Comes [1964]....HD.

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Philadelphia's Tymes were one of the sweetest vocal groups to ever step into a recording studio. Led by the warm, expressive tenor of George Williams, whose voice and phrasing were heavily influenced by Johnny Mathis, and blessed with a producer at Cameo Parkway Records, Billy Jackson, who knew exactly how to record them, the Tymes hit right out of the box with their debut single, the sparse and elegant ballad "So Much in Love" in 1963. Written by Williams, the song was given a simple, floating arrangement by Jackson that was driven by what would become the group's trademark finger snaps and featuring smooth as-honey vocals by Williams and fellow group members Al "Ceasar" Barry, George Hilliard, Norman Burnett, and Donald Banks. The Tymes followed this classic with a version of "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (the song that launched Mathis' own career in 1957) that was every bit as strong as "So Much in Love," and completed the hat trick with a third impressive single, "Somewhere." Everything the Tymes recorded with Jackson at Cameo Parkway had this same high quality, and the future looked more than bright, but the group's run on the pop charts pretty much ended with the advent of Beatlemania in 1964, which signalled a sea change in the recording industry. For some reason Cameo Parkway never released the Tymes catalog until 2005, and this collection marks the debut of the Tymes in the digital age, some 40 years after these classic ballads were recorded. Gorgeously arranged and sung, the tracks compiled here have an elegant, timeless quality that works in part because of their simple sparseness, which allows the Tymes plenty of breathing room to do what they do best, which is sing like the angels sing. "So Much in Love," "Wonderful! Wonderful!," and "Somewhere" are all here, along with other gems like "Here She Comes" (one of the few instances where the Tymes go upbeat) and the sublime "The Lamp Is Low." Better late than never, this is essential listening for fans of the vocal group genre. Review by Steve Leggett
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Run Run You Little Fool-Bronzettes-'64-Parkway 929.

Run Run You Little Fool-Bronzettes-'64-Parkway 929.

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The Bronzettes were a Philadelphia group , that were produced by Chubby Checker after his hitmaking days were over. Stress on HITMAKING, not creative. Chubby (and the whole Cameo-Parkway complex) continued to make great, danceable records all through the 1960s, despite the fact that the British Invasion pretty much shut the door on Chubby's chart career after 1964. Chubby saw it coming, and decided that if those moptops were gonna keep him from having big hits, he'd better give himself some leeway for a career on the other side of the studio glass. So he wrote and produced this record for a local girl group (whom nobody seems to know anything about - not even the super-geeks at Spectropop) and released it in the fall of 1964 and the Bronzettes were never heard from again, 1964 - Run, Run You Little Fool / Hot Spots (Parkway 929) 1965 - Hot Spot Part 1 / Part 2 (Parkway 992)
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MFSB ~ TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 1973 Disco Purrfection Version

MFSB ~ TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 1973 Disco Purrfection Version

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Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios got its start in 1968 when ex-Cameo-Parkway recording engineer Joseph Tarsia opened for business. He had been working with a large group of studio musicians from his old label and they moved over to his new enterprise. Those musicians were responsible for the full orchestral funk of Cliff Noble's "Love Is All Right", so much so that when it was released as a single the instrumental version that was the B side became the surprise hit and galloped all the way to #2 on the pop charts. Another song they worked on, "Keem-O-Sabe" was a sitar laced funk tune was released by Electric Indian that made it all the way to #16 in September of 1969. Assuming the name of The Assembled Multitude, they recorded the 1970 #16 pop hit "Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera). Shortly after that, they heard that Don Cornelius, host of a local program called "Soul Train", was looking for a new original song to replace King Curtis song "Hot Potatoes" he had been using as the show's theme. When the show was getting ready to go national, he was unable to reach an agreement with the heirs of Curtis to secure the rights. Cornelius ran in to Kenny Gamble and he mentioned his quest for a new theme. Gamble organized the recording sessions and they put together about half a dozen candidates for the new theme, but one really stood out, "The Sound Of Philadelphia" which got shortened to "TSOP". Some lyrics were written and the Three Degrees were brought in to add their sweetly funky harmonies. On the original single release, their voices did not come in until the very end of the song and the words "Soul Train" were not even used. However these vocals were brought forward in a new remix meant to feature their voices one the song began to hit. The group decided on the acronym name of MFSB, which was supposed to mean Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, but rumour has it that it actually stood for "Mother F*cking Sons of B*tches". In any case, they created a stone cold disco smash that enhanced the popularity of "Soul Train" which in turn pushed the single to #1 on the pop and R&B charts.
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Jo Ann Campbell - Mother,Please!  (1963).

Jo Ann Campbell - Mother,Please! (1963).

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(Written by Kal Mann - Dave Appell)...Recorded 14 February 1963 Cameo Parkway Studio,PA (CHARTED 1963 #88) Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
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Heartbreak Hotel by The Orlons

Heartbreak Hotel by The Orlons

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From The Best of the Orlons Cameo Parkway 1961-1966
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Chubby Checker - Hooka Tooka  (Rare Stereo version  1963)

Chubby Checker - Hooka Tooka (Rare Stereo version 1963)

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'True Stereo' version from rare 'BOW' album. Recorded October 1963 at Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia and published as a double A-sided single (Loddy Lo/Hooka Tooka). Hooka Tooka Writer: Ernest Evans (alias Chubby Checker) Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Who your love, Who your love I say You know I love my mother-in-law If your love momma like you say Why can't momma chaw Everybody yup Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Momma loves momma loves you all And you know I'm her son-in-law If you love me like you say you do Chaw tobacca too Hey are Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker
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Jo Ann Campbell -  Let Me Do It My Way (c.1962).

Jo Ann Campbell - Let Me Do It My Way (c.1962).

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(Written by Battlaglia - Dixon)...Recorded 24 October & 1 November1962 Reco-Art Sound Recording,PA & Cameo Parkway Studio.PA - Orchestra Conducted by Roy Straigis Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
https://wn.com/Jo_Ann_Campbell_Let_Me_Do_It_My_Way_(C.1962).
Jo Ann Campbell - Patches (c.1962).

Jo Ann Campbell - Patches (c.1962).

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(Written by Larry Kolbern - Barry Mann)...Recorded 24/25 October 1963 Reco-Art Sound Recording,PA & Cameo Parkway Studio,PA. - (UNISSUED - Released 2013) Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
https://wn.com/Jo_Ann_Campbell_Patches_(C.1962).
Jo Ann Campbell - Ain't It Funny What A Fool Will Do (c.1962).

Jo Ann Campbell - Ain't It Funny What A Fool Will Do (c.1962).

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(Written by Johnny Mathis - George Jones)...Recorded 24/25 October 1963 Reco-Art Sound Recording,PA & Cameo Parkway Studio,PA. - (UNISSUED - Released 2013) Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
https://wn.com/Jo_Ann_Campbell_Ain't_It_Funny_What_A_Fool_Will_Do_(C.1962).
Jo Ann Campbell - Mr. Fix-It-Man (c.1962).

Jo Ann Campbell - Mr. Fix-It-Man (c.1962).

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(Written by Kal Mann - Dave Appell)...Recorded 24 October & 1 November1962 Reco-Art Sound Recording,PA & Cameo Parkway Studio.PA - Orchestra Conducted by Roy Straigis Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
https://wn.com/Jo_Ann_Campbell_Mr._Fix_It_Man_(C.1962).
Jo Ann Campbell - Waitin' For Love (c.1963).

Jo Ann Campbell - Waitin' For Love (c.1963).

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(Written by Cordle - Leon)...Recorded 14 February 1963 Cameo Parkway Studio,PA . Born in Jacksonville,FL 20 July 1938 Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer. She received her first recording contract with RKO-Point Records in New York and released her debut single "Where Ever You Go" / "I'm Coming Home Late Tonight" with them in 1956. It was unsuccessful and she then signed a recording contract with Eldorado Records after performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She wrote and released her second single, "Come On Baby" in 1957. Later that year she released "Wait A Minute", and appeared at the Brooklyn Paramount and on Dick Clark's American Bandstand show. Campbell appeared in two films: Go, Johnny, Go (1959) and Hey, Let's Twist (1962), while continuing to release records. In June 1961 she reached No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart with "Motorcycle Michael".[1] She had her biggest hit in August 1962 with "I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain", an answer record to Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain". Some pressings showed the title as "(I'm The Girl On) Wolverton Mountain". The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In April 1963, she followed up with "Mother, Please! (I'd Rather Do It Myself)", a take-off on an Anacin television commercial of the day, but this reached No. 88. After marrying Atlantic Records record producer Troy Seals in 1964, Campbell left the music industry.
https://wn.com/Jo_Ann_Campbell_Waitin'_For_Love_(C.1963).
Bobby Rydell - I've Got Bonnie

Bobby Rydell - I've Got Bonnie

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"I've Got Bonnie" is a great Carole King/Gerry Goffin composition that was recorded by Bobby Rydell and became a #18 hit. Recorded December 1961/January 1962 at Cameo-Parkway Studios & Reco-Art Sound Recording in Philadelphia, PA. Produced by Dave Appell and Kal Mann. Arranged by Dave Appell.
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Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird

Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird

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The 5 Dutones recorded "The Bird", on Columbia Records, and Dee Dee Sharp followed with her own version of "Do The Bird" on Cameo (two different songs). This was another great "dance" record which followed in the wake of "The Twist", "Mashed Potatoes" and "The Pony" - all from the Cameo Parkway label. The "king" of the twist - Chubby Checker - recorded "Slow Twistin'" - which was the very first recording for Dee Dee - as a duet with the vibrant young songstress. This was the launching pad for Dee Dee's own long string of hits. Remember - Dee Dee is asking you to "do" "The Bird" - but please don't "flip" the bird! Recorded January/Februrary 1963 at the Cameo-Parkway Studio in Philadelphia, PA. Produced by Dave Appell and Kal Mann. Arranged by Dave Appell. Charted Pop #10, R&B #8.
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MFSB ~ TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 1973 Disco Purrfection Version

MFSB ~ TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 1973 Disco Purrfection Version

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Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios got its start in 1968 when ex-Cameo-Parkway recording engineer Joseph Tarsia opened for business. He had been working with a large group of studio musicians from his old label and they moved over to his new enterprise. Those musicians were responsible for the full orchestral funk of Cliff Noble's "Love Is All Right", so much so that when it was released as a single the instrumental version that was the B side became the surprise hit and galloped all the way to #2 on the pop charts. Another song they worked on, "Keem-O-Sabe" was a sitar laced funk tune was released by Electric Indian that made it all the way to #16 in September of 1969. Assuming the name of The Assembled Multitude, they recorded the 1970 #16 pop hit "Overture from Tommy (A Rock Opera). Shortly after that, they heard that Don Cornelius, host of a local program called "Soul Train", was looking for a new original song to replace King Curtis song "Hot Potatoes" he had been using as the show's theme. When the show was getting ready to go national, he was unable to reach an agreement with the heirs of Curtis to secure the rights. Cornelius ran in to Kenny Gamble and he mentioned his quest for a new theme. Gamble organized the recording sessions and they put together about half a dozen candidates for the new theme, but one really stood out, "The Sound Of Philadelphia" which got shortened to "TSOP". Some lyrics were written and the Three Degrees were brought in to add their sweetly funky harmonies. On the original single release, their voices did not come in until the very end of the song and the words "Soul Train" were not even used. However these vocals were brought forward in a new remix meant to feature their voices one the song began to hit. The group decided on the acronym name of MFSB, which was supposed to mean Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, but rumour has it that it actually stood for "Mother F*cking Sons of B*tches". In any case, they created a stone cold disco smash that enhanced the popularity of "Soul Train" which in turn pushed the single to #1 on the pop and R&B charts.
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Chubby Checker - The Twist (Rare 'Mono-to-Stereo' Mix - 1960)

Chubby Checker - The Twist (Rare 'Mono-to-Stereo' Mix - 1960)

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Recorded at Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia USA and published June 1960 as a Single on the Parkway Label (The Twist/Toot). Originally recorded 1959 by the writer Hank Ballard, but Chubby Checker's cover version is more powerful and became a worldwide hit. Musicians: Chubby Checker (vocal) and among others: Buddy Savitt (sax), Ellis Tollin (drums) and The Dreamlovers (backing vocals). The Twist Writer: Hank Ballard Producers: Dave Appell & Kal Mann Lyrics: Come on baby, Let's do the twist Come on baby, Let's do the twist Take me by my little hand And go like this Ee-yah twist Baby, baby twist Ooh yeah, just like this Come on little miss and do the twist My daddy is sleepin', And mama ain't around Yeah, daddy just sleepin', And mama ain't around We're gonna twisty twisty twisty Till we tear the house down Come on and twist Yeah, baby twist Oooh yeah, just like this Come on miss and do the twist Ee-yah ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) Yeah, you should see my little sis You should see my my litlle Sis She really knows how to rock She knows how to twist Come on and twist Yeah, baby twist Oooh yeah, just like this Come on little miss and do the twist ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) ('Round and 'round and 'round and 'round) Yeah, rock on now Yeah, twist on down Twist ('Round and 'round and 'round)
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Chubby Checker - Hooka Tooka  (Rare Stereo version  1963)

Chubby Checker - Hooka Tooka (Rare Stereo version 1963)

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'True Stereo' version from rare 'BOW' album. Recorded October 1963 at Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia and published as a double A-sided single (Loddy Lo/Hooka Tooka). Hooka Tooka Writer: Ernest Evans (alias Chubby Checker) Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Who your love, Who your love I say You know I love my mother-in-law If your love momma like you say Why can't momma chaw Everybody yup Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Momma loves momma loves you all And you know I'm her son-in-law If you love me like you say you do Chaw tobacca too Hey are Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Does your momma chaw tobacca If ya momma chaw tobacca,say Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker Hooka Tooka my soda cracker
https://wn.com/Chubby_Checker_Hooka_Tooka_(Rare_Stereo_Version_1963)