Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Exciters

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?

Just sayin'

linking over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter X.

Jenny Matlock



Anonymous said...

That is a group I had not heard of. Interesting!

Jim said...

I don't remember the Exciters but I do remember the "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" song:

"There he was just walking
Down the street, singing
(Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do)

Popping his fingers
And shuffling his feet, singing
(Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do)
... "

Dominique Goh said...

I dont' remember those groups too but have a faint idea who p diddy is :)

Lola said...

I recall that song too - one it's impossible to forget!

A Creative Harbor said...

Great post for X ~ fun music ~

thanks for comments and have a great weekend ^_^

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Whoa, I didn't know somebody else did Do Wah Diddy first! Mind officially blown.

Curtains in My Tree said...

That makes me want to get out on the floor and do a little dancing

Do Wah Diddy , Oh to be able to have a place to go dancing would be so great in my seniors years LOL
you know if your over 50 your a senior now?

thanks for the memories

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I don't remember them either, but I do remember their music!

Along These Lines ... said...

Yep, never heard of them either. Nice X

Bruno and Betty said...

I totally have that song in my head now! It's contagious.

debra @ homespun said...

Don't remember them but a good X post ! :)

Naperville Now said...

Sean Combs totally claimed P Diddy from that song! Cute X post.

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

oh, I love the old songs...that can't / don't sing like that least I don't think so. :0)

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a fun, intersting read. I think you're on to something with P. Diddy. You must be part bloodhound to piece this together. lol

Gattina said...

Oh yes I know these songs very well ! but had no idea who sang them !

Granny-Guru said...

Who even knew they were doing music videos back then, and then, they dedicated a whole tv channel to them. Great post. Thanks for the memories.

Stacia said...

Who knew?! How cool.

Pondside said...

I remember those songs too, but had no idea that there was a group called the Exciters - great to learn a little something new.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't ever remember hearing of the Exciters...but I sure remember those songs! It was fun to listen to them again! Thanks for the links!

Jenny said...


I know these songs and I never heard this name either.

Isn't that odd?

I wonder if our parents warned us against the bad influences of 'Exciters' or if they banned them from our homes?

It's interesting to read about them now!

What an xcellent and fascinating use of the letter "X".



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