"Girl Watcher" in its original version by The O'Kaysions is not only a soul classic, but somehow takes a subject matter that could be incredibly creepy, but somehow manages to NOT be, thanks to its breezy, lilting groove. In 1968, two years after The O'Kaysions original, a "Ginger Thompson" cut a gender reversed version. What a reversal; what red blooded male WOULDN'T wanna be watched by a lady with a cooing, sexy voice?
The Cascades scored a massive hit in 1962 with the lovely 'Rhythm Of The Rain", and their blend of slick group vocal harmonies lends itself surprisingly well to this brilliant early Neil Young composition that is a highlight of the first Buffalo Springfield LP. I would be willing to bet that arranger Jack Nitzsche recommended that the group record this song, as he was also beginning his work with Neil Young the year this record was released (1967), and the duo recorded their masterpiece ("expecting To Fly") that same year. The Cascades released some SIXTY TWO singles between 1962-1972, none of which could get them a follow up hit to "Rhythm Of The Rain".