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Urban Renewal


Download links and information about Urban Renewal by Tower Of Power. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:05 minutes.

Artist: Tower Of Power
Release date: 1975
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:05
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No. Title Length
1. Only So Much Oil In the Ground 3:48
2. Come Back Baby 3:22
3. It's Not the Crime 1:47
4. I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To 3:33
5. Maybe It'll Rub Off 3:16
6. (To Say the Least) You're the Most 2:29
7. Willing to Learn 4:38
8. Give Me the Proof 2:35
9. It Can Never Be the Same 4:44
10. I Believe In Myself 2:03
11. Walkin' Up Hip Street 5:50



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. Funk doesn't get much more invigorating than horn-driven gems like "Maybe It'll Rub Off," "Give Me the Proof" and "Only So Much Oil in the Ground" (a commentary on the mid-'70s energy crisis), and soul ballads don't get much richer than "Willing to Learn" and "I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To." Tower (an influence on everyone from L.T.D. to the Average White Band) recorded a number of essential albums in the '70s, and Urban Renewal is at the top of the list.