Formed in Queens, NY in the early 1960s, The Exciters were a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead singer Brenda Reid and her producer/writer husband Herb Rooney, plus vocalists Carolyn Johnson and Lillian Walker. The group rose to prominence in 1962, when their hit single “Tell Him” rose to #4 on the U.S. pop chart.
The Exciters continued releasing quality music for years, including their 1969 RCA album Caviar And Chitlins, a vintage slice of soul / R&B from perhaps the most important era in the genre’s history. Incidentally, a few years later the album’s producer Herb Rooney would go on to produce and write one of hip-hop’s most sampled records ever, “Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss. Long out-of print, Caviar And Chitlins is now available on vinyl for the frst time in decades. Discover it now thanks to this official reissue from Nature Sounds.
1. Blowing Up My Mind
2. Give It All
3. Fight That Feelin’
5. You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (Til It’s Gone!)
6. I Don’t Have To Worry (No More)
7. You Got Me
8. Movin’ Too Slow
9. If I Could See Into Tomorrow
10. A Year Ago
11. Turn Me On
• Rare out-of-print title, now available on vinyl for the frst time in decades
• Contains the Northern Soul classic “Blowing Up My Mind”
• Produced by Herb Rooney, just a few years before he would produce the classic break “Synthetic Substitution” for Melvin Bliss
• Official reissue by Nature Sounds courtesy of RCA / SonyAvailable from 05.05.2017