The Exits

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US soul group from Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles-based Exits made only four singles -- three on Gemini and one on Kapp Records (really three, their debut came out twice) -- but two of them, "Under the Streetlamp" and "Another Sundown in Watts," feature some of the '60s finest soul group harmony. Their sound married late-'50s doo wop with mid-'60s soul and the material was a teary-compound of aspiration and hope and despair and hopelessness. They recorded their first song and biggest hit nameless and the producer came up with their name as James Conwell (lead), Godey Colbert, Esko Wallace, Louis Hendricks, and Charles Colbert were leaving the studio under the gleaming exit sign over the door. A new name was in order as they had recorded "Love Can't Be Modernized" b/w "There's That Mountain" in early 1967 as the The Trips for Soundsville Records.
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Singles & EPs

1006 The Exits - I Don't Want To Hear It album art The Exits I Don't Want To Hear It Gemini Records (6) 1006 US 1967 Sell This Version
1004 The Exits - Under The Street Lamp  album art The Exits Under The Street Lamp (Single) Gemini Records (6) 1004 US 1967 Sell This Version
K-2028 The Exits - Another Sundown In Watts / I'm So Glad album art The Exits Another Sundown In Watts / I'm So Glad(7", Promo) Kapp Records K-2028 US 1969 Sell This Version
GS 052 The Exits - Getting Together / Another Sundown In Watts album art Brothers Guiding Light* / The Exits Brothers Guiding Light* / The Exits - Getting Together / Another Sundown In Watts(7", RE) Goldmine Soul Supply GS 052 UK 2002 Sell This Version
086 The Exits - Cindy's Birthday / Under The Street Lamp album art Johnny Crawford / The Exits Johnny Crawford / The Exits - Cindy's Birthday / Under The Street Lamp(7", Single, Mono, RE) Good Old Gold 086 US Unknown Sell This Version