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The Exciters were originally a quartet of seventeen year olds who were high school classmates in Queens, New York. Then called the Masterettes, the group consisted of Brenda Reid on lead, Sylvia Williams, Lillian Walker, and Carol Johnson.
The group signed with United Artists Records in 1962 and by December 1st had entered the Billboard charts with “Tell Him,” which made it all the way to number four Pop on January 26, 1963, and number five R&B.
Reid’s no-nonsense, tough girl vocal, the group’s vocal blend, and a sure fire Bert Burns composition made “Tell Him” a whole new dimension in girl group rock and roll.

Other singles: He’s Got the Power
Get Him
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Havin’ My Fun
A Little Bit of Soap
Blowin’ up my mind
“Tell Him” is also a soundtrack from the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”


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  • goodtimerecords The new sound of girl pop!

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • OctoberFaerie

    Brenda Reid's voice is the voice of a magnificent Queens it.

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • Ninjaj

    Blowing up my mind- pure Northern Soul dancer. Great vocal sample this one.

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • foxforce5

    I love their energy. Their group name is very apt.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Rapture5212011

    Some good music by this group of singers. The 'baby boomer' generation grew up listening to these tracks. God bless~!

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • X__Truthiness

    Tell Him ♥

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • cvalentino8

    The Exciters are northern soul. Northern Soul is a genre with a loose definition, similar to indie music. The common thread is that the music has soul and makes you dance. Listen to "Blowing Up my Mind" and tell me that it doesn't have soul or make your dance.

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • James_Hartley

    Why the hell have people tagged this as northern soul?

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • MelvinR

    Caviar and Chitlin is one of the illest albums i've listened to.

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Cajungrandma

    Haven't heard this song in long long time.. I remember standing on Smoker's Corner and listening to this song on my transistor radio... now doesn't that make me feel "Old".... Nah I don't think so......

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
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    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • pattiekx

    This song shakes me and excites me too

    10 Dec 2007 Reply