Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now/We Came to Play/Back on the Streets

Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now/We Came to Play/Back on the Streets

by Tower of Power
     
 

Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now (1976), We Came to Play! (1978), and Back on the Streets (1979) are bundled in this two-CD release from the U.K.'s BGO label. The set could have been titled The Columbia Years, since it contains all the material Tower of Power released on the Columbia label. The first of the trioSee more details below

Overview

Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now (1976), We Came to Play! (1978), and Back on the Streets (1979) are bundled in this two-CD release from the U.K.'s BGO label. The set could have been titled The Columbia Years, since it contains all the material Tower of Power released on the Columbia label. The first of the trio features Edward McGee as the replacement for Lenny Williams, while the second and third albums are fronted by Michael Jeffries, who stuck around much longer. All three albums peaked well outside the Top 20 of the Billboard R&B chart, and they're all patchy, highlighted by minor hit singles "You Ought to Be Havin' Fun," "Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now," "Lovin' You Is Gonna See Me Thru," and "Rock Baby." The first two of that foursome, along with a dozen other cuts from the same era, make up Soul with a Capital S: The Best of Tower of Power, a selection geared more for the casual listener, released in 2002 and still in print when this BGO set came out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261208415
catalogNumber:
841
Rank:
281007

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now
  2. By Your Side
  3. Make Someone Happy
  4. Doin' Alright
  5. Because I Think the World of You
  6. You Oughta to Be Havin' Fun
  7. Can't Stand to See the Slaughter
  8. It's So Nice
  9. Deal with It
  10. While We Went to the Moon
  11. We Came to Play
  12. Lovin' You Is Gonna See Me Thru
  13. Let Me Touch You
  14. Yin-Yang Thang
  15. Share My Life
  16. Bittersweet Soul Music
  17. Am I a Fool
  18. Love Bug
  19. Somewhere Down the Road

Disc 2

  1. Rock Baby
  2. Our Love
  3. Heaven Must Have Made You
  4. And You Know It
  5. Nowhere to Run
  6. Something Calls Me
  7. It Takes Two (To Make It Happen)
  8. In Due Time
  9. Just Make a Move (And Be Yourself)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tower of Power   Primary Artist
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Jones Girls   Background Vocals
Cheryl Lynn   Vocals
Clifford Coulter   Background Vocals,Mini Moog
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Conte   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Victor Conte   Bass
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Greg Crockett   Guitar
David Garibaldi   Drums,Electronic Drums,Syndrum
Mic Gillette   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Baritone Horn,Bass Trombone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Piccolo Trumpet
Patricia Henley   Background Vocals
Brooks Hunnicutt   Background Vocals
Michael Jeffries   Vocals,Background Vocals
Melba Joyce   Background Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Baritone Saxophone,Background Vocals
Edward McGee   Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Synthesizer,Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals,Lyricon,Woodwind,EWI
Francis "Rocco" Prestia   Bass Guitar
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Carol Rogers   Background Vocals
Ivory Stone   Background Vocals
Chester Thompson   Organ,Piano,Strings,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes,Mini Moog,Piano (Grand)
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Gayle Levant   Harp
Danny Hoefer   Guitar
Eddie Brown   Percussion
Greg Adams   Trumpet,Conductor,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ron E. Beck   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Karen E. Wright   Background Vocals
Bill Lamb   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass
Vito San Filippo   Bass,Background Vocals
Pat Henley   Background Vocals
Karen Wright   Background Vocals
Danny Hoefer   Guitar
Bill Lamb   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Ronnie Beck   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Mccandless   Background Vocals
Victor Conte   Bass,Bass Guitar
Edward McGee   Vocals
Gail Levant   Harp

Technical Credits

Jeff Beck   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer,Producer
Tower of Power   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Audio Production
Paul Serrano   Engineer
Clifford Coulter   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Richard Evans   Arranger,Audio Production
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Garibaldi   Composer
Rob Adams   Liner Notes
Frank Biner   Composer
Emilio Castillo   Audio Production
Alan Chinowsky   Engineer
Victor Conte   rhythm arrangement
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Mic Gillette   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Brian Holland   Composer
McKinley Jackson   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Audio Production
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Rob Moitoza   Composer
Lenny Pickett   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Bruce Steinberg   Art Direction
Chester Thompson   Arranger
Paolo Conte   Composer
Greg Adams   Arranger
Pat McGee   Composer
Ron E. Beck   Horn Arrangements
Harriet Tubman   Composer
Thompson   Composer
Thompson   Composer
Emiliano Castillo   Producer
Head   Composer
David Bartlett   Composer
Leib   Composer
F. Biner   Composer
Ronnie Beck   Arranger
Pickett   Composer
Mark Jeffries   Composer
Rogers   Composer
Victor Conte   Arranger
Castillo   Composer
Bartlett   Composer
Coulter   Composer
Crockett   Composer

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