ARCHIE BELL

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SPOTLIGHT: ARCHIE BELL

Greg Beets The Austin Chronicle

If Neil Armstrong's first word from the moon is history's most important Houston name-check, Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up" is a close second. When Bell drops his hometown in the 1968 chart-topper, he's telling the world something funky is going down in Space City. Full Article

GETTING TIGHT WITH ARCHIE BELL

Amelia Feathers Blues Music Now

When Archie Bell penned the song "Tighten Up" in 1967, he was trying to rid himself of the GI blues. Bell was down and out because of the unwelcome invitation he received from Uncle Sam to the Vietnam War. Full Article

I'M ARCHIE BELL AND THE DRELLS

James Poter Rocktober

...and finally - what is a Drell? "A Drell is a gentleman and a well-rounded entertainer. It also means a singin' and dancin' motherf@#ker!" Full Article