Archie Bell & The Drells – 1975 – Dance Your Troubles Away

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Originally from Texas, Archie Bell & the Drells hit #1 with their first single recorded for Atlantic in 1968, the gold-selling ‘Tighten Up‘.

In 1975, they signed to Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International subsidiary label TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) and recorded this R&B Top 10 album. The first two singles taken from it, ‘I Could Dance All Night‘ and ‘The Soul City Walk‘ charted, but the third single, ‘Let’s Groove‘, provided them with their biggest hit since ‘Tighten Up’. 

One of my top ten must have album from The Sound Of Philadelphia scene.
A devine disco soul music to washed your trouble away. How could i resist this body to dance follow that legit funk slap bass on “Dance yout trouble away” .

Tracks
A1 Let’s Groove 6:04
A2 I Could Dance All Night 2:43
A3 I Won’t Leave You Honey, Never 9:02
B1 Dance Your Troubles Away 6:21
B2 The Soul City Walk 4:22
B3 Let’s Go Disco 3:46
B4 I Love You (But You Don’t Even Know It) 4:05

Archie Bell and the Drells were burning up US dance floors in the late 60s with such fun smokers as the top ten hits “Tighten Up” and “I Just Can’t Stop Dancing“. So it wasn’t a stretch for this veteran act to adapt to the disco beat that was taking over music in the mid to late 70s. In fact, it seemed that the times finally caught up with them.

This charming 1975 album was brought to you by Philly soul architects Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff via the duo’s CBS-distributed TSOP label. Bell and the boys put fire and fun into such excellent stompers as the top 10 r&b hit “Let’s Groove“, “Soul City Walk“, “Let’s Go Disco” and the title track.

The weakest tracks on this album are the two ballads, “I Won’t Leave You Honey, Never” and “I Love You (But You Don’t Even Know It)“. Although they are well-written and Bell is a very capable vocalist, these ballads would have really soared in the hands of the O’Jays or Teddy Pendergrass.

DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY is Philly soul at its finest.

This long-out-of print album finally gets the respect that it deserves.

You can also get 1968 album “ Tighten up” and 1969 “There’s Gonna Be A Showdown “in our back pages here

 

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20 Comments
  • Porter 11
    Posted at 11:22h, 27 January 2020 Reply

    A philly gem. Thanks man.

  • mike
    Posted at 00:09h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    I’m so excited with this superb album.

  • Tony
    Posted at 00:59h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    I could dance all day long with some of those killer numbers. Great, great philly work.

  • Mane
    Posted at 01:07h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    The Golden Days of Black Music, the 70’s, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff – TSOP.
    Love Love Love

  • Alfred
    Posted at 01:13h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    Do not forget that the great McFadden & Whitehead produced half of the album and wrote most of the songs while Bunny Sigler produced and wrote two cuts.
    Brilliant moments of feeling good music.

  • Funkymann
    Posted at 11:20h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    It is always stood the test of time.
    Classic and still classy. Pump this UP babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Mohamed
    Posted at 13:43h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    The Sound Of Philadelphia. TSOP. Mother Father Sister Brother. MFSB. Thank you very much Mr. Archie Bell.

  • Orpheus in red velvet
    Posted at 13:45h, 28 January 2020 Reply

    Many club bangers from back in the day and they still sounds good

  • lemmy
    Posted at 00:16h, 29 January 2020 Reply

    This is a little Philly gem, yet to be discovered by some of you. Don’t Sleep brothers.

  • Ivan
    Posted at 10:31h, 29 January 2020 Reply

    yeah, the clips sounds great, can’t wait to dig into the rest , hats off once again Nikos!!!

  • Jep. Freeman
    Posted at 01:50h, 30 January 2020 Reply

    just to say that It’s tough to articulate how greatly I appreciate the content of this amazing blog.
    congrats to all the contributors

  • roan
    Posted at 01:29h, 31 January 2020 Reply

    A piece of true master philly soul. A must have.

  • erol
    Posted at 12:38h, 31 January 2020 Reply

    Superb soul /disco. Thank you.

  • Mike
    Posted at 01:32h, 01 February 2020 Reply

    Music doesn’t get better than this.

  • Prelude
    Posted at 09:54h, 01 February 2020 Reply

    Another favorite!!! Thanks for sharing the good stuff.

  • Haiko
    Posted at 06:38h, 03 February 2020 Reply

    Download link is down. Please reupload.

  • Manel C.
    Posted at 15:45h, 03 February 2020 Reply

    One of my first singles adquistions on my teens, around 1975 was spanish PIR / CBS 45 “Paseo pro el centro de la ciudad” w/b “Rey del castillo” (“Soul City Walk” w/b “King Of The Castle”). Little after I purchased the LP and the next album “Where Will You Go When The Party’s Over” (the next two PIR albums “It’s Hard To No Like It” and “Strategy”, sadly were not published here…). I always think the music by Archie Bell is a real positivity and joy injection!

    Greetings to all, soul brothers, from Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain)

    Manel C.

  • LocoTero
    Posted at 21:48h, 03 February 2020 Reply

    Would love to hear more of their PIR albums.

  • Trey
    Posted at 23:27h, 09 February 2020 Reply

    Keep the fire burning !!!

  • Skin
    Posted at 20:38h, 19 February 2020 Reply

    So many thanks

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