NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED - (Carlton 569) Out of New York, this tune recorded in late September 1961 and issued in February 1962 was the last of three singles issued on the Carlton label by this lineup of Chantels. Originally a quintet with the powerful soprano lead vocals of Miss Arlene Smith with Lois Harris, Rene Minus, Sonia Goring and Jackie Landry, the girls hit the big time in 1957 with 'He's Gone' and the Girl Group anthem, 'Maybe'. Directed by singer/songwriter/manager Richard Barrett, between 1957 and 1962, The Chantels released eleven singles and two albums on George Goldner's End Records. In early 1959, group member Lois Harris dropped out to finish college and Arlene Smith left to pursue a solo career. Richard Barrett was also producing another Girl Group by the name of The Veneers and when Arlene departed, he simply took the lead singer of the Veneers, Annette Smith, and put her in front of The Chantels and continued to make records. Barrett schlepped the girls over to Carlton Records in 1961 where they had a sizable hit out of the chute entitled, 'Look In My Eyes' followed by 'Well, I Told You', an answer song to Ray Charles' hit, 'Hit The Road Jack'. 'The third single, 'Here It Comes Again' was taken directly from the playbook of how to make a sound-alike follow-up song to a hit record. Only in this case, they skipped over one to get to it. Lush strings, lilting melody and structured musically so similar to 'Look In My Eyes', it's surprising that it didn't make it past the 'bubbling under' position on the Billboard Pop chart at #118. Never the less, still an excellent single. The Chantels continued to record until 1970, with single releases featured on Ludix, TCF/Arrawak, Verve and RCA. The tunes 'Indian Giver' / 'It's Just Me' issued on Verve in 1966, has become quite a pricey collectible disc among lovers of Northern Soul music.