Funky Funky Houston

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
"Hi, everybody, I'm Archie Bell and the Drells, from Houston, Texas" -- with this proclamation of name and place, so begins Tighten Up one of the finest soul records of the late 1960s and a virtual template for the "Space City" funk to follow. Though it arrived on the national charts via Atlantic Records, Archie Bell & the Drells first cut Tighten Up for the Houston label Ovide -- also home to the T.S.U. Toronados, and Ovide's very own, homegrown version of Booker T. & the MG's -- the company virtually defined Houston soul and funk in and around the turn of the decade, establishing a signature sound driven by chicken-scratch guitars, sugar-sweet organs, and jazzy, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
"Hi, everybody, I'm Archie Bell and the Drells, from Houston, Texas" -- with this proclamation of name and place, so begins Tighten Up one of the finest soul records of the late 1960s and a virtual template for the "Space City" funk to follow. Though it arrived on the national charts via Atlantic Records, Archie Bell & the Drells first cut Tighten Up for the Houston label Ovide -- also home to the T.S.U. Toronados, and Ovide's very own, homegrown version of Booker T. & the MG's -- the company virtually defined Houston soul and funk in and around the turn of the decade, establishing a signature sound driven by chicken-scratch guitars, sugar-sweet organs, and jazzy, propulsive horns. There's nothing here quite so miraculous as "Tighten Up," but its spirit is present in all 17 of these cuts -- highlights include the Americans of 72's "Crackerjack," Sebastian Williams' "Get Your Point Over" and the Acres of Grass' "Football."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Funky Delicacies
  • UPC: 048612001428
  • Catalog Number: 14

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crackerjack - Americans of '72 (3:54)
  2. 2 H.L.I.C. (2:42)
  3. 3 Get Your Point Over - Sebastian Williams (2:02)
  4. 4 Football - Acres of Grass (2:39)
  5. 5 Cool Sticks - Ambassadors of Soul (5:27)
  6. 6 Ain't That Something - Charles Berry & The Cherries (3:11)
  7. 7 Today's Man - Mark Putney (2:27)
  8. 8 Come on Mama - Americans of '68 (3:00)
  9. 9 Ain't Nothin' Nowhere (2:15)
  10. 10 Cha Cha - Ovide All-Stars (3:02)
  11. 11 Please Heart Don't Break (2:35)
  12. 12 One Number Cancels the Other - Ovide All-Stars (3:37)
  13. 13 Hunching Sticks - Americans of '68 (4:00)
  14. 14 Don't Come Round Here Anymore - Mark Putney (2:39)
  15. 15 Baby Baby Baby - Americans of '68 (3:03)
  16. 16 Do You Really Love Me - Acres of Grass (2:27)
  17. 17 The Yankee Dance - 4 Avalons (2:11)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
C.J. Johnson Composer
Mark Dann Mastering
Skipper Lee Frazier Producer
Larry "Bones" McCall Producer
Aaron Fuchs Reissue Producer
C. Thomas Composer
Moses Nagel Mastering
Masters of Soul Composer
J.L. Jenkins Composer
4 Avalons Cover Photo
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