10 Songs, 27 Minutes

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4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

997C7SMan ,

Tighten Up

My brothers, if there was only one song on this album, and if that song was "Tighten Up", I'd give it SIX stars. The ultimate simple groove. There's just something so FUNKY about this dance smash, that it hit like a plutonium bomb on the AM radio back in '67-'68 when I was nine years old. That's right, nine year olds were diggin' it right along with the bad boys downtown rolling the streets in their Imperials, it's that catchy. The drum line, bass line, those horns, and Archies's youthful vocals were simply a killa combination. It's fast, snappy, funky, and most importantly a simple groove that will make you feel carefree once again.

rwrsmart ,

Archie Bell and the Drells!

Tighten Up is the classic. Unbelievable that the world has never heard it. Maybe I will bring it to the masses Archie.
It can't fail, it's is the heart of RnB from the time when it was all there was.
Wow. Sounds as good today.
Tighten Up. Whew!

fobjames ,

Takes me back

What a great song. It brings back so many good memories of great music

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