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houstonpress.com

Archie Bell & the Drells: Tighten Up

In a more perfect pop world, San Francisco label DBK Works' reissue of Archie Bell & the Drells' 1968 debut Tighten Up would help the Houston favorites jettison the one-hit wonder status that dogs them everywhere else. In retrospect, it's an understated precursor to Philly soul and an homage to the sound that made Motown Records a chart-ruling juggernaut the same year that the Detroit label began heading in new directions.