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Paris DJs Soundsystem - Do The Tighten Up!



Paris DJs Soundsystem Do The Tighten Up
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&B and pop hit single by Archie Bell & 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...

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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 myspace.com/thelegendarymoonflowers «

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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)
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Steve-P Steve-P ·  11 June 2009, 02:13

Whoooo!! Let's do the tighten up! That's the music we tighten up with!!!

Stan Stan ·  11 June 2009, 02:29

I'm digging it! So tight! As tight as a tiger! Go YMO! Japanese gentlemen, stand up please!!

Captain Détendu Captain Détendu ·  11 June 2009, 14:10

Schmoll is the one !

Sam Sam ·  12 June 2009, 17:36

This mix makes me want to do something... Can't think of what it is, though... ;-)

doctor donuts doctor donuts ·  17 June 2009, 12:47

So at last here is your wicked Tighten up mix...It's dopeeeeeeeeeeeeee mate

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