THE WAH WATUSI * THE ORLONS * CAMEO 218 * USA
This was the third record by The Orlons, Rosetta Hightower, Marlena Davis, Steve Caldwell And Shirley Brickley, and although wasn't the first of the Watusi records, it was probably the biggest, reaching number 2 on the charts. The Vibrations had released their The Watusi the previous year, on the Checker label, but it was this version of the dance craze that had the British youth dancing on the hardwood floors of the giant Mecca Ballrooms. The song written by Kal Mann and Dave Appell, was in the street wise story board style of Leiber and Stoller, full of verve and wit.
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