Damnit, "We're"!! "We're Archie Bell and the Drells"!! (That's been bottled up a long time.) You know that one, right? "Tighten Up"? You should. It was their biggest hit, the one with a big ol' grammatical error smack dab in the intro. There's a link to it and a half dozen covers of it, down below. (Go ahead, we'll wait.) The other one you might know is Bell and the Drells' original version of "(There's Gonna Be a) Showdown", the song the Dolls covered. It's an early Gamble and Huff song, back when their version of Philly soul was just getting wings. If you who know the first two Dolls albums like the back of your hand, you'll have a hard time not hearing their version in the back of your head when you listen to the original. Even if you don't care for them or haven't heard it, listen to their cover. You gotta cop to it. They did make it their own.
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Listen:Eight covers of Tighten Up at DJNoDJ
Archie Bell and the Drells - There's Gonna Be a Showdown mp3 at Sale el Soul
New York Dolls - There's Gonna Be a Showdown mp3 at A.Tumblr (?)
Archie Bell and the Drells - Here I Go Again mp3 at Radio George