Sunday, November 16, 2008

Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up


Year : 1968
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Soul
Style : Funk/Soul

Debut album of The Drells, a Funk/Soul band coming from Houston, formed in 1966, led by Archie Bell featuring chorus singers James Wise, Willie Parnell & Billy Butler, supported by studio musicians of the Atlantic label. Titles include their number one hit which reached the top of the charts in 1968, Tighten Up, the two classic cover songs from Stax Records, Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd) & In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett) and originals compositions written by Archie Bell (When You Left Heartache Began & A Soldier's Prayer, 1967).

01. Tighten Up (Part One)
02. Tighten Up (Part Two)
03. I Don't Wanna Be A Playboy
04. You're Mine
05. Knock On Wood
06. Give Me Time
07. In The Midnight Hour
08. When You Left Heartache Began
09. A Thousand Wonders
10. A Soldier's Prayer, 1967
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