Orchids Groups

Orchids (Unknown Group) (This is not the Parrot group.)

– Oh Why/ All Night Baby, ’53 (King 4661) (B-side title correction.)

– I’ve Been A Fool From The Start/ Beginning To Miss You, ’53 (King 4663)



Orchids (Newark NJ) – My Story, Is It True, ’54 (Savoy 964-unreleased)

(This group was the Gentlemen recording as the Orchids, a name they had used previously.  Because of the ‘King” group the Orchids on Savoy abandoned the name.)



Orchids (Chicago) (ref Gilbert Warren)

– You’re Everything To Me/ Newly Wed, ’55 (Parrot 815)

– I Can’t Refuse/ You Said You Loved Me, ’55 (Parrot 819)


Orchids (Chicago Label) as Vocal: Dick Bardi (Vocal Acc The Orchids) – Stormy Weather/ The Hard Way, ’55 (Maestro 409-410) (Other pressings are as: Dick Bardi & The Orchids.)

The difference in styles and vocal backups between the Parrot and Maestro releases, does not sound like the same group of Orchids.  Confirmation??



Orchids (New Haven?) – Good Gully! {I}, Soft Shadows {I}, ’61 (Wall 549) (w Leroy Kirkland Orch.)



Orchids (Unknown Origin) – I Don’t Think You Missed Me/ We’re In Love, ’62 (Harlow 101)

(Book listed under Orchids (New York).  B-side scan is white writing on a black label.  Some say A-side title is ‘I Don’t Think You Missed Me Last Summer.’  Girl group.

There are also scans for Harlow 101 (Black writing on yellow label) for ‘What A Pleasure/ Please, Please Baby credited to Dick Pace.

The ‘Harlow’ name on both issues looks the same.)



Orchids (New York)

– That Boy Is Messin’ Up My Mind/ The Harlem Tango, ’64 (Columbia 42913)

– Tell Me A Story / From Bad To Worse, ’64 (Columbia 43066)

– Christmas Is The Time To Be With You Baby / It Doesn’t Matter, ’64 (Columbia 43175)

– Love Is What You Make It / Good Good Time, ’65 (Roulette 4633)


Orchids (New York) as Honey Bees – Some Of Your Lovin’/ You Turn Me On Boy, ’65 (Fontana 1505) (This Carol King group of Honey Bees is the Orchids who recorded for Columbia.  There is a posting on the subject by New Jersey DJ Richard Sibello at (ontherecordshow.blogspot.com.)  In his blog archive, scroll to Sept 2012 articles to find Sibello’s Honey Bees article).


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