Wednesday, July 19, 2017

GIRL GROUPS DOWN FOR THE COUNT

Here at Blues All Kinds headquarters we are always looking for ways to expand your enjoyment of our girl group sounds. One way to do that is to continually expand the definition of just what a girl group record is. Our dictionary defines a girl group as “a musical aggregation made up entirely of female singers who harmonize in unison and often aim their lyrics and melodies at the teenage audience.” We might enlarge upon that definition as any musical group that aspires to the girl group sound or sensibility. To that end we present our next dozen tunes in this series, leading off this week with the ever dynamic Brenda Reid and the Exciters. —Melvin Cowznofski



The Exciters • Do-Wah-Diddy • 1963

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  1. One of life's injustices - this great track didn't sell that well unlike the vastly inferior cover by Manfred Mann. Earl-Jean's efford on this CD suffered a similar fate at the hand of Herman's Hermits!

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    1. Yes, and both the Exciters and Earl-Jean records are SO good. (Even if you don't compare them with the cute little mop top covers. . . .)

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