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Let there be music

If you attended Syracuse University in the 70's, then you know how important this group was. That great night on the Quad listening to Orleans. Time may pass on but the memories don't and neithet does great music. This album stands the test of time. So dance with me and enjoy

Quality Music Create Memories that Remain

Whether you heard them live at a small venue in Sackets Harbor, Syracuse or Ithaca... or a large one at the NYS Fair, etc., John Hall's down home comfortable nature and the group's seemless vocal quality fed by remarkable rhythm and funky feel made Orleans one of the best "pop" groups of their generation. If you refer to quality music that eventually becomes elevator melody, movie soundtrack and memory ignitor... then this is pop, inevitably. I believe John, Lance and Larry still perform... a must-have on vinyl, now a hard drive staple.

Loving Memory

Syracuse at the Jabberwocky 1974, Boston's Performance Center, don't forget Wells Kelly on drums, our favorite "bum"! Thanks for the memories!


Formed: 1972 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Best known for their hits "Still the One" and "Dance with Me," Orleans were founded in New York in 1972 by John Hall, Larry Hoppen, and Wells Kelly. Hoppen's brother Lance joined before the group signed with ABC Records in 1973; working with producers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Studios, they released their self-titled debut later that year. In 1974 Orleans recorded a self-produced album in New York's Bearsville Studio, but ABC didn't like it and dropped...
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Let There Be Music, Orleans
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock
  • Released: 1975

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