* Three gals and a guy from New York, the Exciters were one of the most fabulously soulful acts to emerge from the 1960s girl group explosion, thanks in part to Brenda Reid, their lulu of a lead vocalist.
* The group's early 60s recordings have been reissued in recent times. This collection spotlights their subsequent more uptown sides for the Bang, Shout and RCA labels.
* Bang and Shout were owned by genius songwriter Bert Berns, who produced the quartet's four singles for the logos, released in 1966 and 1967. These include their hit version of `A Little Bit Of Soap' and `Weddings Make Me Cry', a Northern soul favourite of yore.
* Not long after Berns untimely death, the Exciters landed a new deal with RCA, where their recordings were overseen by another legendary producer, Larry Banks. Their spell at the label yielded another Northern pick, `Blowing Up My Mind', plus the album "Caviar & Chitlins".
* Eagerly awaited by collectors, all but two of the tracks on "Soul Motion" are making their CD debut.