Direct is a 1981 live in-studio album by Tower of Power. It was their only album for the direct-to-disc record label Sheffield Lab. It also marked the return of original guitarist Willie James Fulton, not heard from since 1972's Bump City, and the last album to feature saxophonist Lenny Pickett. Mark Sanders plays drums on this album.
Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968. There have been a number of lead vocalists, the most well-known being Lenny Williams, who fronted the band between early 1973 and late 1974, the period of their greatest commercial success.
Power is a studio album by Tower of Power released in 1987 on the A&M Records-distributed Cypress Records label. It was released a year earlier with additional and/or different songs in Europe under the title . not to be confused with their 1993 album of the same name). This was the only album to feature vocalist Ellis Hall, a protégé of Ray Charles, who also plays keyboards and rhythm guitar. Hall was unique to TOP as he is thus far the only blind lead vocalist of the group
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Since 1970, although Tower's music has changed and evolved with time, their musical roots and early influences are always evident in their recordings. Blending of soul, funk, jazz, and rock like no other band, Tower of Power has created their own unique genre, not easily fitting into traditionally defined categories. SOUL SIDE OF TOWN 2018 - 14 Songs.
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TOWER OF POWER is the third album release for the Oakland-based Funk band Tower of Power. This is their most successful album to date, which was released in May 1973. The album peaked at 15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and received a Gold record award for sales in excess of 500,000. The album spawned their most successful single, 'So Very Hard to Go'. It marked the debut of Lenny Williams being the lead vocalist (though Williams had a solo career prior to joining . plus he co-penned the song 'You Strike My Main Nerve' from the previous album BUMP CITY
Power is a studio album by Tower of Power released in 1987 on the A&M Records-distributed Cypress Records label. Hall was unique to TOP as he is thus far the only blind lead vocalist of the group. Album – Album, is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century, first as books of individual 78rpm records, vinyl LPs are still issued, though in the 21st century album sales have mostly focused on compact disc and MP3 formats.
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|A1||Fanfare : You Know It
Composed By, Arranged By – Greg AdamsWritten-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
|A2||You 're Gonna Need Me
Lead Vocals – Willie James FultonWritten-By – Albert King
Composed By, Arranged By – Chester Thompson Flugelhorn, Soloist – Greg AdamsSaxophone, Soloist – Lenny Pickett
|B1||That's Why I Sing
Composed By, Arranged By – Chester Thompson
|B2||What Is Hip
Trumpet, Soloist – Greg AdamsWritten-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
|B3||Never Let Go Of Love
Arranged By – Greg AdamsSaxophone, Soloist – Lenny PickettWritten-By – Greg Levias, Hilary Thompson, Michael Jeffries
- Bass – Vito San Filippo*
- Brass – Greg Adams, Mic Gillette, Rick Waychesko
- Coordinator [Production] – Patricia Meredith
- Drums – Mark Sanders
- Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Sanders
- Engineer [Chief For Sheffield Lab] – Steve Haselton
- Executive-Producer – Doug Sax, Lincoln Mayorga
- Guitar – Willie Fulton*
- Illustration, Design – Tina Nichols
- Keyboards – Chester Thompson
- Other [Lathe Design] – Ed Hukoveh
- Percussion – Victor Feldman
- Photography By – Miguel
- Producer – Larry Brown
- Production Manager [Stage] – Dave McDonald
- Saxophone – Emilio Castillo, Lenny Pickett, Stephen Kupka
- Technician – Tom Pessagno
- Technician [Booth Supervision] – Lincoln Mayorga
- Technician [Disc Processing] – Dick Doss, Rick Goldman, Sheffeild Lab Matrix
- Technician [Lathe Operator] – Lois Walker, Mike Reese
- Technician [Sheffield Field Chief] – Andrew Teton
- Vocals – Michael Jeffries
- Vocals [Guest Singer] – Edie Lehmann, James Gilstrap*, Oren Waters
NotesRecorded June 22-24, Sheffield Lab Studios at MGM, Culver City, California
Printed in Canada.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0143910017404
|Lab 17||Tower Of Power||Direct (LP, Album, Ltd)||Sheffield Lab||Lab 17||US||1981|
|CD-17||Tower Of Power||Direct (CD, Album)||Sheffield Lab||CD-17||Japan||1990|
|10017-2M||Tower Of Power||Direct (CD, Album)||Sheffield Lab||10017-2M||US||1997|
|CD-17||Tower Of Power||Direct (CD, Album)||Sheffield Lab||CD-17||US||Unknown|
|CD-17||Tower Of Power||Direct (CD, RE)||Sheffield Lab||CD-17||US||Unknown|