Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Archie Bell and The Drells I Can't Stop Dancing

Archie Bell and The Drells : I Can't Stop Dancing
Artist: Archie Bell and The Drells
Album: I Can't Stop Dancing
Genre: R&B: Soul
Tracks: 13
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Archie Bell and The Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing
Archie Bell (born in Henderson, Texas on September 1, 1944) & the Drells were a Houston soul vocal group, one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records. The band's hits include "Tighten Up" and "I Can't Stop Dancing" (both 1968), "The Soul City Walk" (1976), and "Everybody Have A Good Time" (1977).Bell, the brother of American footballer Ricky Bell (1955-1984), moved to Houston as a young boy and formed the group in 1966 with his friends James Wise, Willie Parnell and Billy Butler. They signed with local label Ovid.
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1.) Archie Bell and The Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing.mp3 2:21
2.) Archie Bell and The Drells - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of Bay.mp3 3:27
3.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Do The Choo Choo.mp3 2:55
4.) Archie Bell and The Drells - You're Such A Beautiful Child.mp3 2:19
5.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Monkey Time.mp3 2:08
6.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Do Yoy Feel It.mp3 2:42
7.) Archie Bell and The Drells - I've Been Trying.mp3 3:14
8.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Jammin' In Houston.mp3 2:38
9.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Love Will Rain On You.mp3 3:08
10.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Sometimes I Wonder.mp3 2:28
11.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Low Down.mp3 3:15
12.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Going Out Of My Head.mp3 2:27
13.) Archie Bell and The Drells - Who's Loving You.mp3 2:57
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS Tighten up 1968

"Tighten Up" was a 1968 song by Houston, Texas based R&B vocal group Archie Bell & the Drells. It reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1968. It is ranked #265 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and is one of the earliest funk hits in music history. "Tighten Up" was written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier [2]. It was one of the first songs that Archie Bell & the Drells recorded, in a session in 1967, along with a number of songs including "She's My Woman". Soon afterwards Bell was drafted into the US Army and began serving in Vietnam. The song became a hit in Houston, and was picked up by Atlantic Records for distribution in April 1968. By the summer it topped both the Billboard R&B and pop charts. It also sold a million copies by May 1968, gaining an RIAA gold disc[2]. The line in "Tighten Up", "we dance just as good as we walk" was a little ironic, given that Bell had been shot in the leg and was consigned to a military hospital bed at the time.[citation needed] The introduction features Bell introducing himself as being from Houston, Texas. According to the Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, Bell heard a comment after the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, that "nothing good ever came out of Texas." Bell wanted his listeners to know "we were from Texas and we were good." The song described an accompanying dance that the band had invented, also called the "Tighten Up"; this dance ...

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Tighten Up - Archie Bell and the Drells

A #1 hit in 1968 and ranked #268 best of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

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