Post by DianeE
"I Can't Refuse" by The Orchids seems to be the same song as "You Know I
Can't Refuse" by The Five Dollars on Fortune. Both are listed as 1955.
Which one is the cover?
I thought I remembered the Orchids from Doo-Wox Box III and they are on disk 3, though it's not this record. It's "Newly Wed."
An interesting comment in the accompanying booklet from the Dells about the Orchids:
"Man those dudes were stone thugs, always fighting and doing robberies."
Also interesting to me is the same disk contains "I Belong To You" by the Fi-Tones, nominated for the box set by Tim Hauser, founder and leader of the Manhattan Transfer, who knows a little something about Doo-Wop.
It was also nominated by me here in the Obscurities contest, where it was unceremoniously booted in the prelims. Good enough for Rhino and Tim Hauser, but not good enough for this group. Therein lies my problem with the contests (not the individuals). But that is not my biggest problem, which would be the trashing of the sensational "Your Very First Love" by the Dubs. It was released on multiple singles with different flips, but the Dubs' day had passed. Jay Warner, in his "Billboard Book Of American Singing Groups" called it "a pretty single." I believe pretty is frowned upon here, while rough is admired.
How this could be rated a 3 is beyond my comprehension.
I guess I'm venting my frustrations with the coronavirus on top of which I had a three hour power failure today, but this has indeed bothered me, so I couldn't help bringing it up.