Sunday, December 17, 2006

Archie Bell & The Drells: Tighten Up [1967]

The story goes that Archie wrote this one hit boogie while on military leave in Houston, Texas. Not looking forward to leaving for Vietnam, his simple yet infectious call to 'Tighten Up' brought millions of listeners to the dance floor. Definitely reminiscent of many a James Brown tune. Now, don't go sayin' nothing good ever came from Texas!

(posted by Big B)

dedicated to Ahmet Ertegun

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