Archie Bell & The Drells ‎– Tighten Up

Atlantic ‎– 45-2478
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Specialty Pressing


A Tighten Up 2:38
B Tighten Up - Part II 2:38

Companies, etc.



L.J.F. Production
Pressed on vinyl (not styrene).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): A-13734 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): A-14043 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): A-13734-1 SRC LW AT W
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): A-14043-1 SRC AT LW W

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0 604 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up(7") Atlantic 0 604 Greece 1968 Sell This Version
584185 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up(7", Single, Mono, Sol) Atlantic 584185 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ACS 205.006 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up(7", Single) Atlantic ACS 205.006 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
A-2478 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Atlantic A-2478 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-2478 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up(7") Atlantic 45-2478 US 1968 Sell This Version


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August 16, 2016
This record is classic soul... With so many inexpensive copies you have to buy it.


April 9, 2011
I propose that we delete the SP from the matrix information. I found the following information at:

1967 - 1968
From January 1967, the Atlantic family of labels (all of them!) had their pressing plant codes added to the master numbers. Also, at the same time, the various pressing plants would have their labels printed up at different sources, and invariably the perimeter print would be different from one to the other. This lasted until the end of 1968 at which point the company established a set perimeter print standard and all plants fell in line - except one: LY.
The pressing plants and their codes: AR: Allied Record Company; Los Angeles, California MO: Monarch Records; Los Angeles, California
BW: Bestway Plastics; Mountainside, New Jersey PL: Plastic Products; Memphis, Tennessee
CL-CP or no code: Columbia; Terre Haute, Indiana PR: Presswell Company; Ancora, New Jersey
CT: Columbia; Bridgeport, Connecticut RI: PRC Recording Inddustry Prod.; Richmond Indiana
LY: Shelly Products; Huntington Station, New York SP: Specialty Products; Olyphant: Pennsylvania
Info by John Villanova, New York