Monday, January 10, 2011
THE BALLADS - I CAN'T SEE YOUR LOVE (FOR THE TEARS IN MY EYES)
This great harmony group from Oakland, CA saw this record initially released on the tiny Wee label until it was picked up for national release by Vee Jay records. Sadly, Vee Jay was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy at the time and couldn't give the records they released during this period much of a push. A pity, as the quality of releases from Vee Jay was very high, including this gem!
Other than the fantastic vocals, I especially like the quasi-jazzy intro hook that's downright hypnotizing. The drumming and clip clop percussion offer a nice west coast alternative to the Motown sound that drives just as hard.