Archie Bell And The Drells - Tighten Up (1968)

Excellent, fun dance song that is relatively simple with a lot of what seems like improvisation on a variety of instruments. Below are two videos. The first is the hit recording of the song with a photograph montage. The second is a live performance with terrible video quality and sort of bad audio, but it's all I could find. It's still pretty cool because you get to see the dance they invented.

Supposedly, Archie Bell went to Vietnam shortly after the song was recorded and the line "We dance just as good as we walk" was highly ironic because he was shot in the leg in 'Nam.


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