Submitted by Limbabwe on 2012-04-28 02:08:20 UTC
The song was first released as a single under the song title 'Tighten Up' (without the Pt. 1)
Artist: Archie Bell & The Drells
Medium Title: Dog Eat Dog
Catalogue #: 228
Released: December 1967
Format: 7' vinyl single
'Tighten Up' was released as the B-side of the single 'Dog Eat Dog', but dj's in Houston started playing the B-Side instead.
As soon as 'Tighten Up' became a hit in Houston, the song was picked up for national distribution by Atlantic and re-released as a single in February 1968.
Uncredited are T.S.U. Toronados, who where responsible for the music on the record