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Friday 29 November 2019

He's A Rebel 2

The more switched on among you may be thinking "He's a Rebel 2? Hang on a minute. where is He's a Rebel 1?.
A very good question but one I'm afraied that I don't know the answer to.
You see when I picked up this 3CD boxset from the Community Shop in Newton Stewart (a new venue for me) it only contained the 2nd and 3rd discs.
I think I can live with that as  even 40 songs for 50p is a bit of a steal.

An interesting album.Phil Spector meets Motown meets various others.
You will all be familiar with my first two choices (who have graced these pages with different songs) but probably not with my final choice.

Mama Said is probably the second most famous song by The Shirelles after Will You Love Me Tomorrow  (Often wrongly referred to as Will You Still Love Me Tomoorow)

George Harrison has been accussed of plagairising She's So Fine by The Chiffons on My Sweet Lord and you can see why.

Philadelphia band The Orlons cheat somewhat as the have a male member (Stephen Caldwell) alongside  the three female members. He is the only one still alive as lead singer Rosetta Hightower  died in 2014, Shirley Brickley in 1977 and Marlena Davis in 1993.

I'm off to perfect the Wah -Watusi prior to next week's instalment

The Shirelles - Mama Said

The Chiffons - He's So Fine

The Orlons -The Wah-Watusi


  1. Didn't realise Rosetta Hightower had been in The Orlons. She did some great solo stuff later in the 60s and in the early 70s - 'Pretty Red Balloons' etc

  2. Unlike most (all?) your other readers, I have actually witnesed your dance moves, and that arm-waving thing in the video I know is one you have perfected over the years

    1. I think Walter and JC may also have seen me in action!

    2. I demand video evidence!

  3. Good stuff, CC. I have a thing for Cameo Parkway acts during this period, and the Orlons fit the bill bicely.