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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Some Sunday Soul

Archie Bell was born in Henderson, Texas. In 1996 in Houston he formed a group with The Drells who went on to form part of The Philadelphia Sound.
I'll let Archie do the introductions as part of their first hit Tighten Up.
By the time this became a hot in 1968 Archie had been drafted into the army and only learnt of its success whilst recovering in a military hospital from a shooting in Vietnam.
They went on to have some limited success in the 1970's prior to splitting in 1980.
Taken from The Platinum Collection - celebrating 60 years of Atlantic R&B in 2007.
I'm happy to report that Archie is still with us.

More Soul next Sunday

Archie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up (Part 1)

Archie Bell & the Drells -Love Will Rain on You

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