This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Harold Herndon and the Impacts

Following my mentioning the 1974 Take It Easy Ranch Rock Fest (above) the other day, my buddy Steve Raley sent me a link to the following Slackwater story on Hal Herndon and the Impacts.  Here is an excerpt from that story:
To read the complete Slackwater story (click here.)

While I wasn't able to find any Youtube videos of Harold and the Impacts performing, I did land on this tune that I recall them covering back in the day.

P.S.  Interesting back story to Tighten Up is that when it was released, Archie Bell had been drafted into the Army and was serving in Vietnam where he got shot in the leg. When Tighten Up eventually went on to hit Number 1 on the charts, he was in a military hospital trying to convince people that the song on the radio was really his (click here.)

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