On today's episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at a song that, for whatever reason, inspired a seemingly endless stream of reinterpretations. It was a number one hit in the 1960's, but it still has a way of getting the dancing floor moving after all of these years. This song is "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Drells.
On this episode, we feature these songs:
Archie Bell and The Drells - "Tighten Up pt. 1"
Archie Bell and The Drells - "Tighten Up pt. 2"
The Classmates version of "Tighten Up"
Benny Gordon & The Soul Brothers "Tighten Up"
Billy Ball & the Upsetters with Roosevelt Matthews - Tighten Up Tighter
Maceo with the Flames - "Tighten Up"
Chris Columbus and the Swingin Gaites with "Tighten Up '70"
Al Escobar & His Orchestra - "Tighten Up"
Orchestra Harlow with "Horsin' Up"
The New York Latin Scene With Sonny Bravo - "Tighten Up"
The Grateful Dead - "Tighten Up Jam"
Yo La Tenga - "Tighten Up"
R.E.M. - "Tighten Up"
Nazz - Loosen Up
Yellow Magic Orchestra - “Tighten Up (Japanese Gentleman Stand Up Please)”
Wally Jump Jr. & The Criminal Element - “Tighten Up (I Just Can’t Stop Dancin’),”
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