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