Bump City

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Bump City
Studio album by Tower of Power
Released 1972
Genre Soul, funk
Length 35:52
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Ron Capone
Tower of Power chronology
East Bay Grease
(1970)
Bump City
(1972)
Tower of Power
(1973)

Bump City is the second album by the soul/funk group Tower of Power. The album cover is derived from a sketch by David Garibaldi.[citation needed] It's also their first album for Warner Bros. Records. With Rufus Miller now gone, Rick Stevens took the reins as the sole lead vocalist for this album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Emilio Castillo and Stephen "Doc" Kupka unless otherwise noted.

  1. "You Got to Funkifize" - 4:31
  2. "What Happened to the World That Day?" - 4:11
  3. "Flash in the Pan" - 3:34
  4. "Gone (in Memory of Jacqueline Mesquite)" (Adams, Mesquite) - 3:41
  5. "You Strike My Main Nerve" (Kupka, Castillo, Williams, Gordon) - 2:52
  6. "Down to the Nightclub" (Kupka, Castillo, Garibaldi) - 2:43
  7. "You're Still a Young Man" - 5:35
  8. "Skating on Thin Ice" - 3:48
  9. "Of the Earth" - 4:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Rick Stevens - lead vocals
  • Skip Mesquite - first tenor saxophone, flute, vocals (lead on "Gone")
  • Emilio Castillo - second tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Greg Adams - trumpet, flugelhorn (solo on "Gone"), French horn, piano (on "Gone"), vocals[3]
  • Stephen "Doc" Kupka - baritone saxophone, vocals
  • Mic Gillette - trumpet, trombone, French horn, vocals
  • Willie James Fulton - guitar, vocals
  • David Garibaldi - drums
  • Francis Rocco Prestia - bass
  • Brent Byars - conga drums, vocals
  • Jay Spell - piano (on "What Happened To The World That Day," "You're Still A Young Man," and "Of The Earth")
  • Memphis Strings - arranged and conducted by Greg Adams on "What Happened To The World That Day?," "You're Still A Young Man," and "Of The Earth"

Charts[edit]

Albums - Billboard (North America) [4]

Year Chart Position
1972 The Billboard 200 85
1972 R&B Albums 16

Singles - Billboard (North America) [5][6]

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "You're Still A Young Man" The Billboard Hot 100 29
1972 "You're Still A Young Man" R&B Singles 24
1972 "Down To The Nightclub" The Billboard Hot 100 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Bump City at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 June 2007.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Tower of Power: Bump City > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Bump City - Tower of Power > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  5. ^ Tower of Power > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  6. ^ Bump City - Tower of Power > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2011.