The Exciters “Something To Shout About” (From The LP The Exciters, 1966)

The Exciters “Something To Shout About” (From The LP The Exciters, 1966) Although they truly fit the One (Top 40) hit wonder title, numerous record companies, and Burt Berns in particular had a lot of faith in The Exciters. The direct visceral lead vocals of Brenda Reid in particular kept them favorites of brill building…

Barbara McNair “Here I Am, Baby” (Motown 1106, 1966)

Barbara McNair “Here I Am Baby” (Motown 1106, 1966) This is the absolute best single Motown released for Barbara McNair. I can even say it’s the best record she ever recorded with confidence. Because in a lot of ways it summed up what kind of woman Barbara McNair was: Independent, Powerful, Successful, Pioneering and (though…