The Exceptions

The Exceptions

The Exceptions were originally called the Orchids, a trio of 15-year-old girls from Coventry who went from winning a local talent contest to national television and an international recording career by 1963. In 1965, after a string of singles, they were finally allowed a change of image and the group was relaunched as the Exceptions. The school gear finally banished and looking like the fully-fledged Mods they had always longed to be - Georgie even ditched her specs - they cut an Ivy League song, Carter-Lewis' wonderfully bluesy "What More Do You Want". But a newspaper reported that they were less than enamoured with this choice: "The Orchids - er, sorry, Exceptions - prefer two other numbers, one they wrote themselves and the other an old Miracles' number." Indeed, the real gem of this release lay on the flipside and it was the "one they wrote themselves" - "Soldier Boy". This was an accomplished, soulful girl-group ballad written by Georgina and so American-sounding that many collectors have for years assumed the track to be by a black Stateside girl group - certainly one of the best British records of its type and probably much more commercial than the official A-side.

Title Album Genre Tools
Soldier Boy Decca Originals - The Girls' Scene Pop
Client:
Artist:
The Exceptions
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, and Wind Instruments
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Sunny Day, Victory March, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Girl Groups/Boy Bands, Sunshine Pop, and Vocal Pop
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Duet and Female
CD/Track #:
Decca Originals - The Girls' Scene, #25
Release Year:
1965
Track ID:
40228
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