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✨✧ Tower Of PowerEast Bay Grease (180 gram pressing) ... LP
San Francisco/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the first albums from Tower Of Power – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that really has the group working in a loose, spontaneous mode that's totally great – steeped in all the best elements of southern soul, but forged with a new sort of energy in the Bay Area scene at the start of the 70s! The tracks are nice and long, but never overly jamming – and the album's the start of a great run of classics from the group, and is still one of our favorites from them over the years. Titles include "Back On The Streets Again", "Sparkling In The Sand", "The Skunk, The Goose, & The Fly", and "Social Lubrication". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tower Of PowerRhythm & Business ... CD
Sony, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Tower Of PowerSoul With A Capital S – The Best Of Tower Of Power ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
A career-spanning collection – with the never-issued "I Love The Girl So Much" too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tower Of PowerTower Of Power ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... $5.99
One of the harder funk albums by Tower Of Power – done with a hard-driving horn-heavy groove, slathered up in East Bay Grease! The group's got a bit of the stoner funk sound that shows their Bay Area roots, but they're also a lot tighter than most of their California contemporaries, and feel more like some of the groups coming out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the same time. Lenny Williams is on lead vocals, Chester Thompson plays organ – and tracks include "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip", "So Very Hard To Go", "Just Another Day", "Clean Slate", "Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground", and "Clever Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tower Of PowerUrban Renewal ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best early albums from Tower Of Power – with kind of a funky choppy groove that feels like a San Francisco version of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, riffing away in a stoner funk mode that always sounds like it might go off slightly, but which always wobbles back on course. Lenny Williams sings lead vocals, and the tunes are a mix of "clever rabbit" type funk lyrics, plus others in the sweeter style that Williams would use on his own solo work. Titles include "It's Not The Crime", "Only So Much Oil In The Ground", "Give Me The Proof", "I Believe In Myself", "Walkin Up Hip Street", "Maybe It'll Rub Off", and "Come Back Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and splitting in the spine.)
 
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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsLenny Williams (aka Pray For The Lion) ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Lenny's first solo album, and a sophisticated batch of tracks that has him moving away from the simpler style of work with Tower Of Power, into territory that has a lot more complicated arrangements. Eugene McDaniels produced the record – and Lenny sings a nice version of his famous "Compared To What". Keyboardist Mike Melvoin handled the arrangements, and the whole thing has some very nice jazzy touches. Other tracks include "Keep On Keeping On", "We're Gonna See It Through", "Open Book", "River", and "Problem Solver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Lenny WilliamsSpark Of Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A real classic from Lenny Williams – most likely his strongest solo album ever! By the time of this set, Lenny had been out of Tower Of Power for a few years, working on his own in the west coast scene. But the real genius here comes from producer/arranger Frank Wilson – once a key force at Motown, but here a key contributor to the album – creating a set of smooth groovers and wonderfully mellow tracks that bring out a warmly silky quality that we'd never heard in Lenny's vocals before! Includes the smooth ballads "Think What We Have" and "Cause I Love You", the latter a fantastic stretched out soul track that has Lenny in a Teddy Pendergrass mode that's miles ahead of his old work! Other tracks include "Midnight Girl", "Changes", and "You Got Me Running" – all key numbers in this excellent set! CD
 
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Nikki GiovanniTruth Is On Its Way ... CD
Right On/Modern Harmonic, 1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An amazing setting for the righteous words and message of Nikki Giovanni – as the set has the poet working with backing vocals by the New York Community Choir, who also recorded a great soul album on RCA around the same time – and an overall approach that elevates Nikki's poetry into a very spiritual realm! There's definitely some gospel currents to the music, but Givoanni's words and spoken passages have much more down to earth concerns – the mix of political and personal themes that made her one of the most important young black poets of her generation. The whole thing is fantastic – very powerful throughout, with titles that include "My Tower", "Poem For A Lady Of Leisure Now Retired", "Second Rapp Poem", "Great Pax Whitey", "Poem For Aretha", and "Ego Tripping". CD

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✨✧ Nikki GiovanniTruth Is On Its Way (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Right On/Modern Harmonic, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing setting for the righteous words and message of Nikki Giovanni – as the set has the poet working with backing vocals by the New York Community Choir, who also recorded a great soul album on RCA around the same time – and an overall approach that elevates Nikki's poetry into a very spiritual realm! There's definitely some gospel currents to the music, but Givoanni's words and spoken passages have much more down to earth concerns – the mix of political and personal themes that made her one of the most important young black poets of her generation. The whole thing is fantastic – very powerful throughout, with titles that include "My Tower", "Poem For A Lady Of Leisure Now Retired", "Second Rapp Poem", "Great Pax Whitey", "Poem For Aretha", and "Ego Tripping". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Truth Is On Its Way ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ VariousSoul On The Real Side #14 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great entry in one of our favorite series for rare soul tracks these days – a really special sort of collection that brings together tracks with a vibe that's very much all its own! The set definitely serves up the "real side" that it promises in the title – tunes that aren't showy or full of fuss – and instead, these easygoing soul tracks that hit their mark, right from the start – then go long with tremendous staying power, and a sense of warmth that has us returning to the set again and again for repeated listenings! The choice of cuts is sublime – a few familiar numbers mixed with overlooked tracks from artists we know, but haven't heard from in this way before – served up on 20 tracks that include "Never Set Me Free" by Continental Showstoppers, "I'm Coming Home" by Gerald Taylor, "I Can Remember" by The Whispers, "I'd Believe Him" by Deniece Chandler, "What Does It Take" by The Electrifying Cashmeres, "If You Decide" by Bull & The Matadors, "Try Something New" by Eddie Billups, "When" by Joe Simon, "Lover Come Back" by Jackey Beavers, "Nobody But You" by Willie Hightower, "I Hate Hate" by Razzy Bailey, "Why Don't You Write" by Lee Bates, "Grooving With My Thing" by The DeVons, and "Smooth Sailing" by Three Shades Of Soul. (Funky Compilations, Soul) CD
 
 
 



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