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Archie Bell and the Drells

Archie Bell and the Drells

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Archie Bell & The Drells: Here They Go Again

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 17 November 1972

IT'S BECOMING commonplace these days for Britain's pop public to turn on to American soul acts at a time when the artists' career is quiet ...

Archie Bell & the Drells: Here I Go Again (Atlantic)

Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 20 January 1973

BELL HAS been not a little embarrassed by the rather belated success here of 'Here I Go Again'. Not that he isn't extremely pleased with ...

Philly's Dance Masters

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, October 1975

People's Choice and Archie Bell are disco hot! Tony Cummings reports… ...

Archie Bell and the Drells: Dance Your Troubles Away (TSOP PZ 33844)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 26 February 1976

Do You Wanna Dance? ...

The Temptations, Donna Summer, Bobby Womack, Archie Bell & the Drells: Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 6 March 1976

NEW YORK: A four-act show always runs the risk of dragging, even when the organisation is as meticulous as it was last Saturday at the ...

Archie Bell and the Drells Still Dance All Night

Profile and Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 8 April 1976

NEW YORK – Archie Bell interrupts his rushed, businesslike replies for a moment and works up the faintest trace of a smile: "I didn't know ...

Gamble & Huff: It's Got a Good Beat, and You Can Pray to It

Report and Interview by Tom Vickers, Rolling Stone, 20 May 1976

The only way for our music to go is the way the world goes. And where it goes negative, we're going to show where it ...

Archie & The Drells: here they go again

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 June 1976

Mr. Bell an' the guys had a somewhat lean spell after leaving Atlantic. Now they're reunited with Messrs Gamble and Huff and dancin' up the ...

Archie Bell & the Drells: Where Will You Go When The Party's Over (Philadelphia International PIR 81567) ****

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, February 1977

ALTHOUGH IT doesn't scale the polyrhythmic peaks of their last perpetual player, Archie's guys' second set for PIR is far more consistent than their first. ...

Archie Bell & the Drells: Good time Bell

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 25 June 1977

ARCHIE BELL doesn't leap on to his feet, jump around or give you a 'hip' rap as you walk into a room. ...

The State Visit by Archie Bell and the Drells

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 5 July 1977

John Abbey talks to the man who was making disco records before Disco was even invented... ...

Q. When is a Philly group not a Philly group? A. When they're a bunch of Texans known as Archie Bell & the Drells

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 6 December 1977

John Abbey talks to the group who found success in Philadelphia way before the whole Philadelphia thing happened... ...


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