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Tower Of Power - Urban Renewal album


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Urban Renewal is a Tower of Power album recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It's also the last album to feature lead singer Lenny Williams, who would leave to continue a successful solo career. Plus drummer David Garibaldi left temporarily, although he does appear on the song "Willing To Learn" which was the first single released on the album. David Bartlett takes the reins as drummer for this album.

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Tower of Power was very much in its prime in 1974, when the Bay Area outfit tore up the soul charts with the outstanding Urban Renewal. Lenny Williams, a passionate, wailing, gospel-influenced dynamo of a singer, had joined Tower the previous year, and he worked out remarkably well; whether digging into tough funk or romantic ballads, Williams is in top form.

On Urban Renewal, the band moved more toward funk than soul, however, Williams left the band in late 1974, and was replaced as vocalist by Hubert Tubbs. 12. In the Slot – In the Slot is a Tower of Power album released in 1975. It was their last studio album for Warner Bros and it also marked the debut of new vocalist Hubert Tubbs. Ebony Jam and Drop It in the Slot were sampled on the Beastie Boys 1989 album Pauls Boutique.

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Urban Renewal Tracklist. 1. Only So Much Oil in the Ground Lyrics. 3. It's not the crime Lyrics. 6. (To Say The Least) You're The Most Lyrics.

Tower of Power 's 'Urban Renewal' is an album (the last to feature lead singer Lenny Williams) released in January 1975 by Warner Bros. publish Tower of Power’s album : ‘Urban Renewal’ (1975). Tower of Power’s ‘Urban Renewal’ is an album (the last to feature lead singer Lenny Williams) released in January 1975 by Warner Bros.

Urban Renewal - perhaps the greatest album from Tower of Power characterising their early 70s style. From their pure funk of Only so much oil and maybe it will rub off to their slower soulfull numbers this band possess soul that no other band has ever had. For any jazz/funk lovers - a classic. 2 people found this helpful.

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A1 Only So Much Oil In The Ground
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
3:46
A2 Come Back, Baby
Written-By – Bruce Conte, Lenny Williams
3:21
A3 It's Not The Crime
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
1:45
A4 I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Greg Adams, Stephen Kupka
3:28
A5 Maybe It'll Rub Off
Written-By – Chester Thompson , Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
3:15
B1 (To Say The Least) You're The Most
Written-By – Johnny Watson*
2:28
B2 Willing To Learn
Congas – Carter Collins*Drums – David GaribaldiWritten-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
4:35
B3 Give Me The Proof
Written-By – David Bartlett
2:35
B4 It Can Never Be The Same
Written-By – Bruce Conte, Kuptillo
4:43
B5 I Believe In Myself
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
2:00
B6 Walkin' Up Hip Street
Soloist, Trumpet – Mic GilletteWritten-By, Arranged By – Chester Thompson
5:30

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Sausalito
  • Mixed At – Record Plant, Sausalito
  • Mastered At – Kendun Recorders

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [1st], Soloist [All], Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Lenny Pickett
  • Arranged By – Greg Adams (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5)
  • Baritone Saxophone – Stephen Kupka
  • Bass – Francis Rocco Prestia
  • Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci
  • Drums, Vocals – David Bartlett
  • Engineer – Alan Chinowsky, Tom Flye
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Cris Morris*, Kurt Kinzel
  • Guitar, Vocals – Bruce Conte
  • Lead Vocals – Lenny Williams
  • Organ, Pedalboard [Bass Pedals], Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp], Vocals – Chester Thompson
  • Photography By [Liner], Design [Album] – Bruce Steinberg
  • Producer – Emilio Castillo, Tower Of Power
  • Tenor Saxophone [2nd], Vocals – Emilio Castillo
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Greg Adams
  • Trumpet, Trombone, Vocals – Mic Gillette

Notes

© 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded and mixed at Record Plant, Sausalito.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): WBS-2834-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): WBS-2834-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BS 2834 Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records BS 2834 US 1975
WB M8 2834 Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(8-Trk) Warner Bros. Records WB M8 2834 US 1975
P-8517W Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-8517W Japan 1975
56 088 Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 56 088 France 1974
BS 2834 Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2834 Australia 1974



Tower Of Power - Urban Renewal album
Funk, Soul
Performer: Tower Of Power
Title: Urban Renewal
Category: Soul & Funk
Country: US
Released: 1975
Rating: 4.3/5
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