Back on the Streets (Tower of Power album)

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Back on the Streets
Towerofpower backinthestreets.jpg
Studio album by Tower Of Power
Released 1979
Genre Soul, funk
Label Columbia
Producer Michael McKinney, Richard Evans, Emilio Castillo
Tower Of Power chronology
We Came to Play!
(1978)
Back on the Streets
(1979)
Direct
(1981)

Back on the Streets is an album by Tower of Power released in 1979. This was their last album with Columbia Records. The title derives from the song "Back on the Streets Again" from their debut album East Bay Grease. David Garibaldi returns to the drummer's spot a third time, only to leave after this album, again. (He would not return again until 1998, and he's stayed for good since.) It also marked the debut of bassist Vito San Filippo and guitarist Danny Hoefer. This would be Hoefer's only album as a member of Tower of Power.[1] [2] [3] [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock Baby" (Crockett, Michael Jeffries) – 4:48
  2. "Our Love" (Clifford Coulter, McGee) – 3:34
  3. "Heaven Must Have Made You" (Geoffrey Leib) – 3:33
  4. "And You Know It" (Emilio Castillo, Kupka) – 3:02
  5. "Nowhere to Run" (Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland) – 4:35
  6. "Something Calls Me" (Lenny Pickett) – 4:24
  7. "It Takes Two (To Make It Happen)" (Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi, Michael Jeffries, Thompson) – 3:37
  8. "In Due Time" (Crockett, Jeffries) – 4:10
  9. "Just Make A Move (And Be Yourself)" (Thompson) – 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Tower of Power
  • Emilio Castillo – tenor saxophone, backing vocals, producer
  • Lenny Pickett – synthesizer, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Stephen "Doc" Kupka – baritone saxophone, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams – trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals
  • Mic Gillette – trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo, bass trombone, backing vocals, piccolo trumpet
  • Michael Jeffries – lead and backing vocals
  • Chester Thompson – organ, synthesizer, acoustic piano, backing vocals, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Minimoog
  • David Garibaldi – synthesizer, drums, Syndrum
  • Vito San Filippo – bass, backing vocals
  • Danny Hoefer – guitar
Additional personnel
  • Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
  • Sol Bobrov – concertmaster
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown – percussion
  • Alan Chinowsky – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Crockett – guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Richard Evans – producer
  • Jim Gaines – engineer, mixing
  • McKinley Jackson – producer
  • Cheryl Jeffries – vocals
  • The Jones Girls – backing vocals
  • Bill Lamb – brass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Paul Serrano – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – art direction, design, photography, cover design
  • Michael Stone – mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Back on the Streets Tower of Power". allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Back on the Street". amazon.com. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Back On the Streets". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Back On The Streets Again". last.fm. Retrieved 10 December 2013.