I had to do a little musical research for the letter X --
and came up with The Exciters.
Do you remember them?
I had no idea who they were until I saw their list of songs
and knew that I had listened to them on the radio!
The Exciters were a 60s pop music group out of Queens, NY --
originally a girl group of three teen girls, but later added a guy
(the husband of the lead singer).
Their first hit song was "Tell Him," recorded in 1962.
Don't ask me what bears and lions have to do with "Tell Him"
but here ya go -- a day at the zoo!
"A Little Bit of Soap"
recorded in 1966
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Yeah, I know this is Manfred Mann and not The Exciters...
But here's the connection....
The Exciters originally recorded Do Wah Diddy in 1963
and it was covered by Manfred Mann in 1964.
This is the version I remember, and it's definitely better
and more fun than The Exciters version! (IMHO!)
Paul Jones (lead singer) could really play some mean maracas : )
Say, do you think Sean Coombs, aka Puff Daddy, Diddy and P. Diddy,
just happened to listen to "Do Wah Diddy" and get a little name idea?
linking over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter X.