Saturday, June 25, 2011

Artist: The Hood, Album: K-tel Canadian Mint 22 Original Hits, Song: 'Cause We're In Love

There is a bit of mystery behind the one hit wonder band called, The Hood.  They released a cover version of a Canadian song originally released in 1960 by a band called The Beaumarks, entitled, 'Cause We're In Love.  There doesn't seem to be any information on who was in the band although the vocalist was well known, singer songwriter, Terry Jacks, and it was released on his own label, Goldfish Records in 1974.  One year earlier, Terry had a monster hit that went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts called, Seasons In The Sun.  A song that he tried desperately to have both the Beach Boys and Edward Bear (see blog 6/15/11) record instead of himself.  From what I've read about him, he didn't enjoy the limelight at all and perhaps after the extreme media attention he received from Seasons In The Sun, a release under a pseudonym isn't hard to understand.  Terry's musical roots go back to the early sixties in this country and he was the first Canadian to ever have two singles reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Chart.  The first was a song called, Which Way You Goin' Billy?, during his time with the band, The Poppy Family.  The second, of course, was Seasons In The Sun.  Terry would continue recording well into the eighties before retreating and focusing on the environment. This particular single is very hard to find and I picked up a copy off an old K-Tel compilation.  At the time of this blog, there was one 45 record available for sale on Ebay for $20.  You can hear the song, 'Cause We're In Love, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!