The Power of Joe Simon

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The Power of Joe Simon
Joe Simon The Power of Joe Simon album.jpg
Studio album by Joe Simon
Released 1973
Genre Soul, R&B
Label Spring
Producer Raeford Gerald, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Joe Simon, John Richbourg
Joe Simon chronology
Drowning in the Sea of Love
(1972)Drowning in the Sea of Love1972
The Power of Joe Simon
Simon Country
(1973)Simon Country1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The Power of Joe Simon is the eighth studio album recorded by American singer Joe Simon, released in 1973 on the Spring Records label.

Chart performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 15 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 97 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles "Power of Love", which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Trouble in My Home", which reached No. 5 on the Hot Soul Singles Chart and No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Step by Step", which charted at No. 6 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Step by Step"Raeford Gerald3:02
2."Your Time to Cry"Raeford Gerald, Joe Simon, Dock Price, Jr.2:57
3."Drowning in the Sea of Love"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff3:22
4."You Are the One"Joe Simon2:55
5."Trouble in My Home"Raeford Gerald, Joe Simon3:29
Side two
6."Talk Don't Bother Me"Raeford Gerald, Joe Simon2:55
7."To Lay Down Beside You"Tim Drummond3:15
8."Power of Love"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Joe Simon2:45
9."Help Me Make It Through the Night"Kris Kristofferson2:40
10."Georgia Blue"Larry Neal2:55


Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 97
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 15
Year Single Peaks

1972 "Power of Love" 11 1
"Trouble in My Home" 50 5
1973 "Step by Step" 37 6


  1. ^ The Power of Joe Simon review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > Joe Simon". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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