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Archie Bell (born in Henderson, Texas on September 1, 1944) & the Drells were a Houston soul vocal group, one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records. The band's hits include "Tighten Up" and "I Can't Stop Dancing" (both 1968), "The Soul City Walk" (1976), and "Everybody Have A Good Time" (1977).

Bell, the brother of American footballer Ricky Bell (1955-1984), moved to Houston…

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  • So, I hear they're from Houston Texas?
  • strategy ! <clap> <clap>
  • according to fbi scuttlebut tighten up is a favorite of Mr.Hoover.....see james ellroys bloods a rover....
  • LECAU (Y) I Like It
  • I thought these were white guys with soul. Oops!
  • "Wait a minute Uncle sam, we can't fight on Sunday!"
  • http://www.last.fm/music/Archie+Bell+and+The+Drells/+images/56737043
  • yes you should ("ladyintelect"). ;)
  • shame that "Here I Go Again" isn't streamable; it should have a higher play count. Still, at least the tags are improving
  • The instrumentals remind me of Brand New Heavies.... or should I say, Brand New Heavies was influenced by Archie Bell and The Drells?

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