Cameo-Parkway Records 1957-1967

(From Punmaster) ABCKO Records is planning on releasing a 4 CD box-set compilation of the best releases from the legendary Philadelphia-based Cameo-Parkway record label. Featuring everybody from ? & the Mysterians to Chubby Checker, the box-set is set to be released May 17th and will include 115 tracks. Considered to be one of America’s leading independent record labels prior to the British Invasion, the Cameo and Parkway record labels were responsible for releasing some seminal American rock and roll.  The full track listing is as follows:

DISC I

1) Butterfly – Charlie Gracie

2) Fabulous – Charlie Gracie

3) Race For Time -Jerry Arnold & the Rhythm Captains

4) Sing, Sing, Sing – Bernie Lowe Orchestra

5) You’re The Greatest – Billy Scott

6) Over The Weekend – The Playboys

7) Night Time – Pete Antell

8) Memory Lane – The Hippies (Formerly The Tam)

9) Silhouettes – The Rays

10) Daddy Cool – The Rays

11) Back To School Again – Timie "Oh Yeah!" Rogers

12) The Class – Chubby Checker

13) Bad Motorcycle – Storey Sisters (a/k/a The Twinkles)

14) Shake A Hand – Mike Pedicin Quintet

15) Dinner With Drac Part I – John Zacherle (The Cool Ghoul)

16) Mexican Hat Rock – The Applejacks

17) Nine More Miles – Georgie Young and The Rockin’ Bocs

18) Birds And Bees – The Tempttions

19) Two Weeks With Pay – Geogie Young and The Rockin’ Bocs

20) Rocka Conga – The Applejacks

21) Kissin’ Time – Bobby Rydell

22) We Got Love – Bobby Rydell

23) The Twist – Chubby Checker

24) Wild One – Bobby Rydell

25) Swingin’ School – Bobby Rydell

26) Pony Time – Chubby Checker

27) Teach Me To Twist – Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell

28) Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

29) Bristol Stomp – The Dovells

30) The Wah Watusi – The Orlons

31) Merry Christmas- The Cameos

DISC II

1) Slow Twistin’ – Cubby Checker w/ Dee Dee Sharp

2) Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp

3) Gravy For My Mashed Potatoes – Dee Dee Sharp

4) Don’t Hang Up – The Orlons

5) Dee Dee Sharp

6) Do The New Continental – The Dovells

7) The Popeye Waddle – Don Covay

8) Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker

9) The Cha-Cha-Cha – Bobby Rydell

10) Volare – Bobby Rydell

11) Sweet Georgia Brown – The Carroll Brothers

12) Back To School One More Time – Jerry Blavat

13) (I’m The Girl From) Wolverton Mountain – Jo Ann Campbell

14) Rowdy – Clint Eastwood

15) Forget Him – Bobby Rydell

16) Mother Please! – Jo Ann Campbell

17) Come On And Dance With Me – Billy Abbott and The Jewels

18) Groovy Baby – Billy Abbott and The Jewels

19) The Jam Part I – Bobby Gregg and His Friends

20) You Can’t Sit Down – The Dovells

21) South Street – The Dovells

22) Everybody South Street – The Taffys

23) Do The Bird – Dee Dee Sharp

24) Not Me – The Orlons

25) Cross Fire! – The Orlons

26) (Everybody Do) The Swim – Candy and The Kisses

28) Daydreamin’ Of You – The Dreamers

29) The Boy With The Beatle Hair – The Swans

30) Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker

DISC III

1) So Much In Love – The Tymes

2) Wonderful! Wonderful! – The Tymes

3) I’ll Be True – Johnny Maestro

4) When We Get Married – The Dreamlovers

5) Somewhere – The Tymes

6) Hey Good Lookin’ – Billy Abbott and The Jewels

7) Just One Chance – The Sparkletones

8) You’ll Never Walk Alone – Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles

9) Danny Boy – Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles

10) Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Sounds Orchestra

11) It Only Took A Minute – Joe Brown and The Bruvers

12) Long Tall Sally – The Kinks

13) Boys – Pete Best

14) You Still Want Me –  The Kinks

15) Funny How Love Can Be – The Ivy League

17) She’s Fallen In Love With The Monster Man – Screamin’ Lord Sutch

18) Wild Thing – Senator Bobby

19) Little White House – Len Barry

20) Fool, Fool, Fool – Joey and The Flips

21) Girl From New York City – The GTOs

22) Society Girl – The Rag Dolls

23) Soldier Baby Of Mine – Candy and The Kisses

24) S.O.S. (Heart In Distress) – Christine Cooper

25) Because of My Heart – Frankie Beverly and The Butlers

26) Heartaches Away My Boy – Christine Cooper

27) Got To Run – Vickie Baines

28) My Boy- The Stylettes

29) White Christmas (3 O’Clock Weather Report) – Bobby The Poet

DISC IV

1) Angel Of The Morning – Evie Sands

2) The Love Of A Boy – Evie Sands

3) This Can’t Be True – Eddie Holman

4) World Of Fantasy – The Five Stairsteps

5) Come Back – The Five Stairsteps

6) Am I A Loser – Eddie Holman

7) Danger! She’s A Stranger – The Five Stairsteps

8) Meet Me In Church- Bobby Marchan

9) You’ve Been Untrue – The Delfonics

10) Get A Hold Of Yourself – The Persians

11) He Don’t Really Love You – The Delfonics

12) The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven – Chris Bartley

13) The Grass Will Sing For You – Lonnie Youngblood

14) I (Who Have Nothing) – Terry Knight and The Pack

15) Beg, Borrow And Steal – Ohio Express

16) 96 Tears – ? & The Mysterians

17) I Need Somebody – ? & The Mysterians

18) East Side Story – Bob Seger

19) Can’t Get Enough – ? & The Mysterians

20) Respect – The Rationals

21) Shake Your Tambourine – Bobby Marchan

22) Let The Good Times Roll & Feel So Good – Bunny Sigler

23) Heavy Music Part 1 – Bob Seger and The Last Heard

24) Lovey Dovey/You’re So Fine – Bunny Sigler

25) Sock It To Me Santa – Bob Seger and The Last Heard

Later.

3 Comments

  1. It’s funny that Philadelphia label wud also have several artists rom the Flint-Saginaw Michigan area. Such as Bob Segar , Terry Knight , The Rationals , and ?& the Mysterians. Wonder how that happened ? it is a long wy from Buick Town to the land of hoagies and the Italian market !

  2. Where’s my “OK Girl”? (Laugh). Actually, I was also one of The Hippies -“Memory Lane”. I guess one out of two isn’t too bad.

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