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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Do The Tighten Up
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2009-06-11

Tighten Up was a summer 1968 number one R'n'B and Pop hit single by Archie Bell and the Drells from Houston, Texas. It sold a million copies by May 1968. The song described an accompanying dance that the band had invented, also called the Tighten Up. It's one of the most addictive early funk tracks ever, and has been covered and played by everyone from Maceo Parker to The Bamboos since then. Here's a 30mn blended selection of our favourite funk and latin versions...

Tracklisting :
01. The Majestics - Tighten Up
(from 'Here Come Da Judge' album, 1968 / Arc Sound)
more info on discogs.com
02. Osaka Monaurail - Tighten Up
(from 'Amen, Brother' album, 2008 / Unique)
more info on parisdjs.com
03. Orchestra Harlow Presenta A Ismael Miranda - Horsin Up
(from 'Orchestra Harlow Presenta A Ismael Miranda' album, 1968 / Fania)
more info on allmusic.com
04. Dave Cortez with The Moon People - Happy Soul (With A Hook)
(from 'Happy Soul (With A Hook)' 7 inch, 1968 / Speed)
more info on soul-sides.com
05. Archie Bell and The Drells - Tighten Up
(from 'Dog Eat Dog' 7 inch, 1968 / Atlantic)
more info on soul-patrol.com
06. The New York Latin Scene With Sonny Bravo - Tighten Up
(from 'You Gotta Turn Me On' album, 1968 / Columbia)
more info on latinjazzclub.com
07. Al Escobar and His Orchestra - Tighten Up
(from 'El Sonido Moderno de Al Escobar' album, 1969 / Tico)
more info on answers.com
08. Roosevelt Matthews with Billy Ball and The Upsetters - Tighten Up Tighter
(from 'You Got Me Diggin' You' 7 inch, 1968 / King)
more info on stonesthrow.com
09. The Earthquakers - Soul Samba
(from 'Soul and Rock Session' album, 19?? / Concert Hall)
more info on discogs.com
10. Benny Gordon and The Soul Brothers - Tighten Up
(from 'Tighten Up' album, 1968 / Hot Biscuit)
more info on redkelly.blogspot.com
11. TNT Boys - Musica Del Alma
(from 'Sex Symbols' album, 1969 / Cotique)
more info on soul-sides.com or on allmusic.com
12. Chris Columbus And The Swingin Gaites - Tighten Up '70'
(from 'Do You Remember' 7 inch, 19?? / Mus-I-col)
more info on discogs.com
13. The Bamboos - Tighten Up (album version)
(from 'Step It Up' album, 2006 / Tru Thoughts)
more info on parisdjs.com
14. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)
(from '×∞ Multiplies' 10 inch, 1980 / Alpha)
more info on wikipedia.org
15. The Moon People - Hippy Skippy Moon Strut (Opus #1)
(from 'Hippy Skippy Moon Strut' 7 inch, 1969 / Roulette)
more info on spectropop.com
16. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Here We Go Again)
(from '×∞ Multiplies' 10 inch, 1980 / Alpha)
more info on wikipedia.org
17. Eddy Mitchell - Tighten Up
(from ' Colts Pour Schmoll' album, 1968 / Barclay)
more info on tetecarre.blogspot.com
18. The Moonflowers - Tighten Up
(from 'Tighten Up On The Housework Brothers And Sisters' 12 inch, 1992 / Pop God)
more info on moonflowers.org.uk or on parisdjs.com

All the original artworks from the records played in this mix are available on Paris DJs blog

Credits :
Selected and mixed by the Paris DJs Soundsystem (myspace.com/parisdjs)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork layout by Djouls (djouls.com) using a photo by MShades under a Creative Commons license

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Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:59 PM