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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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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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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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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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The Six Mile Chase - Never in a Month of Sundays

The Six Mile Chase - Never in a Month of Sundays

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This obscure 45 was released on the Dot label and seems to be the only record by this group. The arranger was Joe Renzetti, a studio guitarist for the Cameo-Parkway label. Renzetti would go on to become an Academy Award-winning film composer for his work on "The Buddy Holly Story." This record didn't chart but was rescued from obscurity when it was put on the sixth volume of the "'60s Psych Pop Treasures" download series. Do yourself a favor and download the whole series. You'll be happier. Honest.
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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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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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Question Mark And The Mysterians - Shout (The Isley Brothers Cover)

Question Mark And The Mysterians - Shout (The Isley Brothers Cover)

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From ''Action'' Label: Cameo Parkway ‎-- SC2006 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: US Released: 1967 Tracklist A1 Girl (You Captivate Me) A2 Can't Get Enough Of You Baby A3 Got To A4 I'll Be Back A5 Shout (Parts 1 & 2) B1 Hangin' On A String B2 Smokes B3 It's Not Easy B4 Don't Hold It Against Me B5 Just Like A Rose B6 Do You Feel It Lead Vocals -- Question Mark Bass Guitar -- Frank Lugo Drums -- Eddie Serrato Guitar -- Bobby Balderrama Organ -- Frank Rodriguez Producer -- Bob Reno (tracks: A1, A3), Neil Bogart (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6) Album produced by Neil Bogart for Pa-Go-Go Productions. Tracks A1 and A3 produced by Neil Bogart and Bob Reno for Pa-Go-Go Productions. All songs recorded November 1966 January, February, and May 1967 at Allegro Sound Studios & Dick Charles Recording Service, New York City. ------------------------ "Shout" is an influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves as a call-and-response answer to Jackie Wilson's seminal "Lonely Teardrops" which they interpreted after performing that song during a club date. While the song did not reach higher than #47 on the Billboard Hot 100, it became their first gold single on the basis of its longevity and became a much-covered tune, with many U.S. and international artists recording the song. The song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It ranked #118 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Just one month after the initial release Johnny O'Keefe covered it in his Australian TV show Six O'Clock Rock reaching #3 in Australia. He re-recorded the song in 1964, but it was only a minor hit. This later version is the only one of O'Keefe's that is now commonly available. Joey Dee and the Starlighters reached #6 with their recording of the song in 1962, while the Isley Brothers' version re-charted that same year at #94. Scottish pop singer Lulu had a #7 UK hit with the song in 1964 (attributed to Lulu and the Luvvers), and a #8 UK hit with a re-recorded version in 1986. The Shangri-Las included a version of the song in their debut LP Leader of the Pack in 1965. Tommy James and the Shondells recorded a version of the song on their 1967 album, I Think We're Alone Now. The song, as performed by Otis Day and the Knights, was also prominently featured in the 1978 comedy film National Lampoon's Animal House. To this day, the song is regularly performed at Dartmouth College, the Ivy League institution in Hanover, New Hampshire upon which the Animal House story was based. The 1959 original by the Isley Brothers appeared in the 1982 comedy film Diner. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1996 album Club Chipmunk: The Dance Mixes with Simon providing the lead vocals. The song was also played by English band The Beatles and put on the album released in 1996, The Beatles Anthology. American punk rock band Green Day has also covered this song live. It has become a favorite of their live performances, and is coupled with the song "King For A Day" In popular culture "Shout" has woven itself into many iconic American mediums such as a wedding dance song in which people progressively crouch down to the dance floor as the song gets quieter. It has been used in commercials for the S.C. Johnson & Son Shout brand of laundry spray. A parody of the song has been adapted to victory music and an ongoing promotional theme of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. The song was also used in several Elmo toys, one of which was pulled off the market due to many people hearing "beat up Elmo and shout, rip his fur out and shout" when it was supposed to be "be like Elmo and shout, shake your fur out and shout". The song was featured heavily in the 1978 fraternity house film Animal House as performed by "Otis Day & the Knights," fronted by character actor Dewayne Jessie as Otis. Because of the use of this song in Animal House this song is used at the end of the 3rd Quarter at Oregon Ducks football games in Autzen Stadium because this stadium and college were used in the film.
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Leaving Las Vegas (a musicUcansee joint) - 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians

Leaving Las Vegas (a musicUcansee joint) - 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians

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Wikipedia says: "96 Tears" is a song recorded by the American garage rock band, Question Mark & the Mysterians (also known as "? and the Mysterians"), in 1966. In October of that year, it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.[1] and on the RPM 100 in Canada.[2] Billboard ranked the record as the number five song for the year 1966.[3] It is ranked #213 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was written by Question Mark (Rudy Martinez) in 1962 in his manager's living room, under the name "Too Many Teardrops" and then "69 Tears". Upon changing the name, in fear of loss of radio play, it was recorded in Bay City, Michigan.[4] At first, Question Mark had to insist that "96 Tears" be the A-side over "Midnight Hour". Once the issue was settled, the band recorded the single for the small Pa-Go-Go label, owned by Lilly Gonzalez. She backed the band financially, and allowed access to her personal studio in her basement. When it began doing well locally, the band took a recording to Bob Dell, the radio director in Flint, Michigan. The song became the most requested, and wider radio play spread into Canada where it was picked up by Cameo Records for national distribution.[5][6] Known for its signature organ licks and bare-bones lyrics, "96 Tears" is recognized as one of the first garage band hits, and has even been given credit for starting the punk rock movement.[7] The song appeared on the band's album, 96 Tears. The follow-up song, "I Need Somebody", peaked at number 22 later that year, but no other U.S. Top 40 singles followed.[8] Rudy '?' Martinez – lead vocals Bobby Balderrama – lead guitar Frank RodriguezVox Continental organ Frank Lugo – bass guitar Eddie Serrato – drums "96 Tears" Single by ? & the Mysterians from the album 96 Tears B-side "Midnight Hour" Released February 1966 August 1966 (re-release) Format 7" 45 RPM Genre Garage rock, protopunk, rock Length 2:56 Label Pa-Go-Go 102 Cameo-Parkway 428 (re-release) Writer(s) Rudy Martinez Producer(s) Rudy Martinez ? & the Mysterians singles chronology "96 Tears" (1966) "I Need Somebody"
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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 - 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.
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? & the Mysterians Midnight Hour B Side 45

? & the Mysterians Midnight Hour B Side 45

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Sigma Sound studio archives - Philly Pop Music

Sigma Sound studio archives - Philly Pop Music

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Help release the film with a Tax Deductible Donation. Click the Donation Button on our website- http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com Philly Pop Music will have an opportunity to preserve the history of Philadelphia's diverse musical community to the world in a way that does it justice. It's a huge gift to everyone who loves music, and You can be part of the process!!! Studio Archives from Philly Pop Music. http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com Narration by: Michael Tearson, Peter Humphreys. A documentary series that profiles the extraordinary and diversified Philadelphia musical community with rare and unseen interviews, archive footage & photographs. As told by the pioneers themselves, unifying music and pop culture!
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Cameo Parker x Yung Playa -City Girl

Cameo Parker x Yung Playa -City Girl

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Cameo Parker and Yung Playa collab on a deep track ..Real rap about real, share this if you feel where we coming from
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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.
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(((MONO))) Parkway Records - All the Stars - Biggest Hits Vol. 2 LP 1963 Side 1

(((MONO))) Parkway Records - All the Stars - Biggest Hits Vol. 2 LP 1963 Side 1

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1. Dee Dee Sharp - Rock Me in the Cradle of Love 2. The Orlons - Not Me (#12 Hot 100, 1963) 3. The Dovells - You Can't Sit Down (#3 Hot 100, 1963) 4. Bobby Rydell - Wildwood Days (#17 Hot 100, 1963) 5. Chubby Checker - Dancin' Party (#12 Hot 100, 1962) 6. The Hippies - Memory Lane (#63 Hot 100, 1963 (reissued from '59)
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Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time

Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time

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Dee Dee Sharp hit the biggest with her first record for the Cameo/Parkway label, a blessing that pigeonholed the Philly songstress as a teenybopper forever to be identified with her number one smash from 1962, "Mashed Potatoes Time." Living in Philadelphia, the home of Dick Clark's American Bandstand helped her career; she appeared on the syndicated teen dance show many times from 1962 to 1981. The first black female teen idol, Sharp also became a fixture on Clark's Caravan of Stars tours, and a familiar face in the popular 16 Magazine. Born Dione LaRue on September 9, 1945, she played piano from an early age, and directed choirs at her grandfather's and other churches in Philadelphia. After her mother suffered debilitating injuries from a car accident when LaRue was only 13, she gained a job as a background singer and developed the skills to work on sessions by Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Jackie Wilson, and Chubby Checker. Lady luck helped when her vocals were added to Chubby Checker's "Slow Twistin'" (1962) making it a duet. Her first solo session was scheduled the next day -- the "Mashed Potatoes Time" session -- and at 17, Dione LaRue was became an overnight sensation. Producers Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe didn't like LaRue's name so they created Dee Dee Sharp, since everyone called her D and she sang in D sharp. Smaller hits followed: "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)," "Ride," "Do the Bird," "Wild," "Willyam, Willyam," "Never Pick a Pretty Boy," and "I Really Love You" in 1965 -- Sharp's first R&B record. None sold like her first, but the young singer did all right. She appeared on American Bandstand to promote every release; Cameo promoted her as pop so she didn't see much of the chitlin' circuit; the label also sent her to modeling and charm school. Sharp and Checker hooked up and recorded an album together entitled Down to Earth, one of nine LPs that Cameo issued on Sharp (all with blinding colorful colors). Languishing record sales prompted her exit from Cameo to Atco/Atlantic Records. The Atco deal materialized partly because the label was trying to snag her soon-to-be husband Kenny Gamble to produce records, and used Sharp as bait. Three singles appeared (from 1966-1968) including a duet with Ben E. King ("Whatcha Gonna Do About It"). The tracks, done mostly in Memphis, were harder than the Cameo sides, but the promotion wasn't there. Displeased at Atco's efforts, Sharp, Gamble, and Leon Huff started Gamble Records in 1967, which issued three Dee Dee Sharp singles. Two more appeared on Gamble & Huff's TSOP label, including the LP Happy 'Bout the Whole Thing. She then signed with Philadelphia International (PIR) -- as Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble -- for five singles and "Conquer the World Together," a duet with Bunny Sigler (as David Siqler). Sharp also collaborated (uncredited) on many of the songs on Gamble Records, but by the time her second PIR album came out, she had begun divorce proceedings, finalized by 1980. A new earthier, sophisticated, foxy Sharp emerged after the Cameo recordings but nothing happened. While Checker made a career cutting dance hits and became an international superstar, Sharp's career lacked the horsepower, though she maintained good visibility via television, tours, concerts, and club dates that took her around the world. Besides her many television spots, she appeared in films including Desperately Seeking Susan, Don't Knock the Twist, Hairspray, Sister Act, and Troop Beverly Hills. A beauty, Sharp remarried (to Bill Witherspoon) and has been linked romantically with Gene Chandler, Muhammad Ali, and David Ruffin. Sharp enjoyed a fruitful career, despite minimal chart action after 1966. And except for some racial incidents in the South experienced by many African-American performers in the era, she emerged unscathed, un-addicted, and unscarred. ~ Andrew Hamilton, All Music Guide PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads among multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948's oldies classics. LINK: http://john1948.wikifoundry.com/page/John1948%27s+Youtube+Index
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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.
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Sigma Sound Studios Historic marker -  Philly Pop Music

Sigma Sound Studios Historic marker - Philly Pop Music

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Joe Tarsia started his recording career with Cameo Parkway Records, working with artists like Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, the Dovells and the Orlons, he quickly ascended to the position of Cameo's Chief Engineer. In 1968 Tarsia moved out on his own and established Sigma Sound Studios. It wasn't long before Sigma became the home of burgeoning producers Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, giving birth to what became known as the Sounds of Philadelphia. Drummer Earl Young, Bassist Ronnie Baker, Guitarists Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, Roland Chambers and T. J. Tindal along with Pianist Leon Huff and Vibraphonist Vince Montana formed the band MFSB behind such recording artists as the O’Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Delfonics, The Three Degrees and Teddy Pendergrass. Help release the Philly Pop Music film with a Tax Deductible Donation. Click the Donation Button on our website. http://www.PhillyPopMusic.com The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is proud to serve as Fiscal Sponsor for our Philly Pop Music film series project. Philly Pop Music will have an opportunity to preserve the history of Philadelphia's diverse musical community to the world in a entertaining way that does it justice.
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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).
Len Barry ‎- Sings With The Dovells - Full Album -  Cameo ‎– LP 1082

Len Barry ‎- Sings With The Dovells - Full Album - Cameo ‎– LP 1082

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Uploads for fare use! Subscribe to my main channel for Vinyl singles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSst0BlSZHY&t=4s Ore Join my 1950s vinyl collecting forum on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/136097376533737/?fref=ts Alot of great songs by Len Barry. Original copy from 1965. This is his first studio Album. He later did some ok stuff for DECCA. A1 Hearts Are Trump 2:25 A2 Don't Come Back 2:19 A3 Havin' A Good Time 2:43 A4 Lockin' Up My Heart 2:22 A5 Save Me Baby 2:18 A6 Miss Daisy De Lite B1 Little White House 2:11 B2 Jim Dandy 2:04 B3 Bristol Stomp 2:18 B4 You Can't Sit Down 2:18 B5 Betty In Bermudas 2:26 B6 36-22-36 2:36
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Larry Gold - the Philly Sound

Larry Gold - the Philly Sound

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Larry talks about Don Renaldo, Philly's premier contractor of young string and brass talent. At that time, he was enlisting musicians for the Cameo-Parkway label. Producer, composer, arranger, studio owner, player of Philadelphia's black music revolution, stretching from roots in '60s soul to today's neo-soul, Larry Gold: a white, Jewish, Curtis Institute prodigy from Frankford. Gold was the cellist for seminal Philadelphia '60s rock acts Woody's Truck Stop and Good News (featuring Michael Bacon of the Bacon Bros.). He also played in MFSB's string section. Video copyright 2005-06 George Manney From the film in production: "Philly Pop Music" http://www.phillypopmusic.com
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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).
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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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.
https://wn.com/Dee_Dee_Sharp_Do_The_Bird
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)
https://wn.com/Chubby_Checker_The_Twist_(Rare_'Mono_To_Stereo'_Mix_1960)
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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