The first-ever set to fully plumb the talents of J Frank Wilson
& The Cavaliers
– a 60s Texas group who are best-remembered for their classic "Last Kiss" hit, but who've got plenty more to offer here! There's an echoey brilliance to most of these numbers that really stands out – a stark, spare, simple approach to pop that shows why the hinterlands of the US scene were often some of the hippest places to look for new music back in the day. Wilson
's heartfelt vocals really come across with a tremendous sense of sadness here – spun out with very spacious sound in the studio, and backed by a beautifully blue blend of electric guitar, organ, and saxophone. A number of the masters here have never been heard since the 60s – and the CD features a whopping 25 tracks that include "Last Kiss", "Sea Of Love", "Teenager In Love", "Summertime", "Hey Little One", "Too Many Girls", "He'll Learn About Her", "A Kiss", "Hopeless Love", "Wine Wine Wine", "Funky Mama", "Not This Time", and "Speak To Me".