The Playboys of Edinburg, as per their name, originated in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, and eventually took up residence in Houston. They cut two 45s for the small Pharaoh label; the second, “Look at Me Girl,” was picked up by Columbia (43167) for national distribution. It was, if you ask me, a pure AM hit, because the sizzling sibilants were somewhat diminished by AM’s comparatively narrow bandwidth.
Playboy James Williams wrote the song. The Columbia waxing bubbled under the Hot 100 for a couple of weeks; a cover version by Bobby Vee topped out at #52. Columbia kept them around for two more singles, after which they signed with 1-2-3, distributed by Capitol, which issued three more singles; the last of them, a cover of “La Bamba,” was promoted to the parent label. They then regrouped as POE, and came up with a concept album, Up Through the Spiral, about Edgar Cayce (!), which appeared on Uni 73099; the almost-title song, “Up Up Through the Spiral,” was issued as a single but did not chart. (The weird outro reflects the song’s placement at the end of Side One.)
There exists footage of the Playboys’ “Low Expectations” Tour in 2012. And most of the Playboys’ original recordings can be had on the ’60s Essentials compilation, issued in 2011. They still sound overly sizzly.