Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here's one of the Romancers, from East LA, singles from 1966. This one, as far as East LA bands goes is a bit different in that it's pure 60's jangly rock. Most of the East LA Chicano bands tended toward Doo-wop, soul and funk, including the Romancers, but in 1966 Max Uballez was writing some amazing garage and 60's pop. Both sides are great, but "She Gives Me Love", I think could and should have been a hit.
The Romancers were one of the earliest of the 60's East LA Chicano bands and again I defer to Mark Guerrero's page for an excellent history of the band HERE.
ROMANCERS - SHE GIVES ME LOVE
ROMANCERS - TAKE MY HEART