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In the Slot

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Download links and information about In the Slot by Tower Of Power. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 38:22 minutes.

Artist: Tower Of Power
Release date: 1975
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 38:22
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Just Enough and Too Much 3:24
2. Treat Me Like Your Man 3:08
3. If I Play My Cards Right 3:13
4. As Surely As I Stand Here 5:17
5. Fanfare: Matanuska 0:15
6. On the Serious Side 2:53
7. Ebony Jam 6:45
8. You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous 3:13
9. Vuela Por Noche 1:33
10. Essence of Innocence 0:35
11. The Soul of a Child 4:55
12. Drop It In the Slot 3:11

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In the Slot came off a four-year string of classic singles and albums. As Bump City era lead singer Rick Stevens exited, the phenomenal Lenny Williams replaced him. With Williams, Tower of Power became a hit-making machine as albums like Back to Oakland and Urban Renewal became R&B standards. In the Slot marks the first album of vocalist Hubert Tubbs. he possessed a throaty more muscular voice a few shades lower than his predecessor. While it was serviceable, Tubbs' voice didn't have the same grace and agility as Williams'. On the rollicking "Just Enough and Too Much" the difference is slight and the track is one of the band's most potent tracks. The ballads were where the contrast is most striking. "As Surely As I Stand Here" and the "The Soul of a Child" display not only a drop off in lyrical quality, but also the clearest indication that the band did indeed miss Williams' skill at making even bromides ring. Oddly enough, the great and too brief B-side "Stroke '75" wasn't included here. After many failed attempts, band and singer do end up on the same page. On "Drop It in the Slot" and "On the Serious Side" the groups' trademark rhythm section and the horns come on stronger and match Tubbs' more volatile style. This effort in effect put an end to the string of "classic" albums from the group. In The Slot, despite its enviable firepower, finds the band missing Lenny Williams' skill at putting all of the pieces together.