Time Is Tight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Time Is Tight"
Single by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
from the album Up Tight
B-side "Johnny, I Love You"
Released February 1969 (1969-02)
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 3:14
Label Stax

"Time Is Tight" is an instrumental recorded by Booker T. & the M.G.'s for their soundtrack to the 1968 film Up Tight!. Released as a single in 1969, it charted #7 R&B and #6 Pop.[1]

The Clash recorded a notable cover of the song, which they had previously used as a "warm-up" song in live performances. The song appears on their 1980 singles compilation album Black Market Clash, and also on the 1994 album Super Black Market Clash.

A cover version appears on The Shadows album XXV.

It also features in the Blues Brothers movie as a concert intro


  1. ^ Galloway, A. Scott (1994). Rock Instrumental Classics Volume 4: Soul (p. 14) [CD booklet]. Los Angeles: Rhino Records.

External links[edit]