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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Username: randy_russi

Post Number: 22
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 169.139.180.100
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For the those of you who, like me, love the great
group THE EXCITERS--I received an email from
Brenda Reid, lead singer, informing me she is
back to singing and writing and also is writing
a book. Great news! What a fabulous voice this
lady has. She's(!) Got The Power!
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Nikki (45rpmgal)
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Username: 45rpmgal

Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.206.46.218
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow - what a coincidence! I also received an email from her (just yesterday) telling me the same things (writing a book/back to singing). I immediately emailed her back and invited her to join the new forum! She also indicated having seen the messages on the old forum about her group, my pictures of Lillian that I posted, etc. I hope she comes aboard here. She sounds like an absolutely delightful person!

Nikki
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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Nikki,
I agree! Have you been in touch with Lillian
lately? What's up with her? The photos you
posted were great!
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Nikki (45rpmgal)
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Username: 45rpmgal

Post Number: 14
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.206.46.218
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Randy,
I last heard from Lillian several months ago. We keep in touch from time to time, but she's not on email that often. The email from Brenda I got yesterday came out of nowhere! I've never communicated with her or met her before! So it was a nice surprise! Do you know her personally???? I wonder if anyone else here heard from her too!

:-) Nikki
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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Username: randy_russi

Post Number: 25
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 169.139.180.100
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, Nikki, I do not know Brenda nor have I ever
communicated with her before. Yes, it was quite
a surprise, but a very nice one, as I told her
in my return email.
Brenda WAS scheduled to do a PBS music show, but
cancelled due to the passing of one of her
daughters. Her son, known as L.A. Reid, wants
her working again and, apparently, has some
songs for her. It sounds very EXCITING!!!
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Don (don)
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Username: don

Post Number: 34
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.75.185.70
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 2:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Randy and Nikki, now that's what I say is some exciting news!!!!
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Username: 7273747576

Post Number: 26
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.231.252.62
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi this is Kev-Lo Hey Randy I Got a e-mail from Brenda as well and it was indeed great to hear from her and to know that she's still around
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motown_david (motown_david)
1-Arriviste
Username: motown_david

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 195.93.33.10
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 6:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great to read that Brenda is still active and is recording with her son. What a voice..Ellie Greenwich has said on many occasions what a remarkable voice Brenda has.
It'd sure be nice to hear from her myself.
Hint, hint, Ms Exciting!
David.
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Username: mel

Post Number: 59
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.42.211.226
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 8:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

'Dynamite-and-Nytr-glycerine
are like a fire cracker compared to you'

THE EXCITERS
'blowing up my mind'
what a live act........

saw them twice in the 70's and man were they cookin'
always been a big big fan of Herb and Brenda's.
another big 45 that I still have by them as well as 'BLOWING UP MY MIND'
are 'tell him''weddings make me cry' and the stompin'
'number one'

magic sounds from a magic group........

regards
an excited mel......
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Flynny (anoraks_corner)
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Username: anoraks_corner

Post Number: 22
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 213.122.177.48
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My fave (alongside 'Blowing up...', of course), is their, 'If love came your way' on UA...fabulous slab of midtempo soul in an Ike & Tina/Sue label period kinda way. Well worth tracking down imo.
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FRANCIS T (francis_t)
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Username: francis_t

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 195.92.168.170
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Reachin for the best-produced by Ian Levine during Blackpool Mecca days is a great Exciters tune.It was a minor pop hit and a major northern floorpacker.It still sounds good.

Regards FRANCIS T
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Nikki (45rpmgal)
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Username: 45rpmgal

Post Number: 19
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.206.46.218
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What a voice! Brenda, I hope you are reading this thread!





In EXCITING harmony,

Nikki (Proud owner of above 45/PS)
http://www.harmonytrain.com
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Shawn1 (shawn1b)
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Username: shawn1b

Post Number: 48
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.26.97.112
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How old is Brenda the lead singer now and how long has she been away from the business ?I love the song "TELL HIM" but haven't heard any of their other music .Did they have anymore hits .Shawn
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Username: mel

Post Number: 62
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.153.212.66
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FrancisT
I still have that 'reaching for the best' on an acetate yeah and I agree a great sound.
cheers
mel
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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Username: randy_russi

Post Number: 28
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 169.139.180.100
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 7:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They should have had other hits--He's Got The
Power was the follow-up to Tell Him and only
reached about #52 on the national pop charts.
It was, however, a huge hit in the Miami area.
"Get Him" was great too as was "Doo-Wah-Diddy",
which became a major hit later when covered
by Manfred Mann. They also did some good stuff
at the Roulette label and later on the Bang
label. At Roulette they did "There They Go" which
was later worked into "Here Comes The Night" by
Them and later David Bowie. They seemed to have
a huge British following.
I'm not sure of her age, but according to the
liner notes on the Tell Him lp she was 17 at
that time.
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Tony Russi (tony_russi)
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Username: tony_russi

Post Number: 26
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.210.9.177
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 8:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The whole "Tell Him" LP was great...which you couldn't say about a lot of LPs in the early 60's.

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