Music: "Tighten Up," Archie Bell and the Drells (1968)


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“I’m Archie Bell and I’m also the Drells!”


oh yeah

get into the groove, and everybody dance

Another song I knew in cover version long before I found the original.

Japanese Gentelemen Stand Up Please!

I love how Don Cornelius has no idea what to make of YMO. OTOH Soul Train was really brave to bring them on American TV in 1980.

Anyway for grins, heres the 12" studio version:


Beat me to it.

Yep. That, “Hi everybody! I’m Archie Bell and the Drells” always bemused and amused me :slight_smile:

Remixed by the Shamen.

This has always been one of my fave. From 1992’s remix High Tech / No Crime. Awesome day I bought this CD, also bough and assembled a drafting table.

I actually bought that CD twice.

Big Audio Dynamite (I) also had a song called Tighten Up '88 but I couldn’t really get in to it. Basically BAD II Globe is the only album of there’s I liked.

Mellowing down.

You are thinking of their third album.

BTW nice user name

That sounds like Martin Denny’s Firecracker.

Because it is a cover.

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