Ballads

I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) / I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) part 2

Vee Jay : VJ 714 DJ MANSHIP MINT

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  • Artist: Ballads
  • A Side: I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes)
  • B Side: I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) part 2
  • Label: Vee Jay
  • Format: 45s

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Condition

  • Vinyl Condition: M
  • Label Condition: M
  • Sleeve Condition: M

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Description

MANSHIP MINTS FOR CHRISTMAS

As early as 1971 at The Catacombs, Wolverampton the explosive energy of this vocal group stomper was igniting that fabled space, continuing to do so for the next 50 years..

This highly recorded male-group's first 45, a 1965 project from the desk of jazzman Lonnie Hewitt of Oakland, California vocal-group stomper that has took decades to reach the high state of alert, that recent DJ plays have triggered. Whilst you have every right to be bemused, as this disc received only sparse NS plays through decades, even though, this is archetypal vocal-group Northern Soul bristling with every ingredient the dancer seeks to inspire their moves.

A deceptive tinkling piano intro, collides with a barrage of blaring brass, seamless soaring vocals, key changes, crescendos that peak at exactly the right moments, counter-balanced by low-blown horns ... Real-deal Northern Soul that Bay-Area writer producer Lonnie Hewitt crafted so precisely. Giving The Ballads a foothold to release 14 more 45's and 2 albums during their 20 year + career, that also gave Freddie Hughes the springboard for his solo adventures.

Arguably the most accomplish gathering to emerge from Oakland, Cal their consistency of high-quality recordings is 2nd. to none, with this 1965 session transferred from Lonnie's base at Wee Records, 988 42nd. street, Oakland to William "Bunky" Sheppard's Chicago outlet, then going another notch up for Vee Jay to handle National distribution, but only for it to received a cool reception, sales wise.

PS don't overlook the interesting part 2 version with an organ replacing the vocals, the voices coming back in again, laying out sa mish-mash that actually work, quite well.

A huge dancefloor filler at this very moment, a crowd pleaser that has stirred the insides of the NS multitudes for five decades.

Condition Report

a flawless promo copy still housed in birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes)

    B Side

  • Title: I Can't See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) part 2
  • Year: January 1966
  • City: Oakland, California

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