Bob Power

Real Name:
Robert Power
Profile:
Studio engineer and multi-instrumentalist, well known for engineering and performing on an impressive string of acclaimed, creative hip hop releases from 1986 to current. He was instrumental in the studio careers of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, D'Angelo, and The Roots.

As a young musician, Bob first joined R & B band The New Direction, then formed the Jazz sextet Acapella Gold. Eventually, he took his guitar and toured the the United States to experience it, eventually finding himself in New York City. Landing a job at Calliope Studios as a fill-in engineer, the first record Bob Power engineers is Stetsasonic's classic debut LP, "On Fire", itself a pivotal mid-'80s transitional style hip hop album that came into being as rap and the hip hop culture evolved from old school into the new, creative "golden era" of the late 1980s and early '90s. Working on this album gained him an immediate connection to and alliance with creative wunderkind Prince Paul, DJ and producer of Stetsasonic. Power's connections, skills, and being in the right place (Calliope, the new incubator/epicenter of many creative NYC hip hop groups's studio efforts) at the right time (the birth of hip hop's "golden era") led readily to steady supply of creative engineering work for Bob with De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and eventually D'Angelo and [=The Roots].
He has his own studios in New York: Chez Bob.
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B. Power, B. Powers, Bob, Bob " Please Do Not Make Me Pull This .357 Out To Shut Y'All Up" Power, Bob "Ahmir Couldn't Think Of Anything Smart To Say" Power, Bob "Ahmir, Just Leave The Room And I'll Make Your Drums Sound Big...But You Have To Be Quiet...And Another Thing!" Power, Bob "C'mon Guys, Quiet Down!!!" Power, Bob "C'mon Guys, Quiet Down!" Power, Bob "Could You Kindly Talk In The Break Room Guys" Power, Bob "Could You Kindly Talk In The Break Room, Guys" Power, Bob "Fill In The Space" Power, Bob "Fill in the space" Power, Bob "Gosh! You Guys Talk Louder Than David Blowing!" Power, Bob "Guys!!!!!!" Power, Bob "Guys, I Really Can't Hear The Mix, Guys" Power, Bob "I Really Really Need To Hear This, Guys" Power, Bob "It's Bad Enough That It's Now 5:46 A.M.! Now Do I Have To Put Up With The Talking, Guys!??" Power, Bob "It's Bad Enough That Its Now 5:46 A.M.! Now Do I Have To Put Up With The Talking, Guys!??" Power, Bob "Keep It Down, Guys" Power, Bob "Locked" Power, Bob "O.K., Don't Start Guys, Just Take It In The Break, Please! I'm Tryin' To Finish This" Power, Bob "Please Do Not Make Me Pull This .357 Out To Shut Y'all Up" Power, Bob "Quiet Down Guys" Power, Bob "Quiet Down, Guys" Power, Bob "Quuuuuuieeett!!!!!" Power, Bob "Say Something Nice Next Time" Power, Bob "Shhhh! Please!!!" Power, Bob "Shhhh" Power, Bob "The Next Person Who Talks Gets It" Power, Bob "What Are Y'all Gonna Say Next" Power, Bob "Y'Know, Guys, I Left You A Gift In The Breakroom, Try And Find It" Power, Bob "Y'Know, You Guys Should Really Do That In The Breakroom" Power, Bob "Y'know, Guys, I Left You A Gift In The Breakroom, Try And Find It" Power, Bob "Y'know, You Guys Sould Really Do That In The Breakroom" Power, Bob (Fill In Blank) Power, Bob Fowler, Bob Powers, Robert Power, Robert Powers, The Higher Authority (But Known To Us Mere Mortals As Bob Power, The Incomparable Bob Power

Artist

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Remix

TBC 500 Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa / Keepin' The Faith — Bob Power De La Soul Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix) and 1 more… De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa / Keepin' The Faith (Maxi, Single) Tommy Boy TBC 500 US 1991 Sell This Version
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0-41150 Swing It — Bob Power Da Bush-Babees* Da Bush-Babees* - Swing It (Single) Reprise Records 0-41150 US 1994 Sell This Version
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DGC12-21934 Distortion To Static — Bob Power The Roots Distortion To Static (Bob Power Bass Version) The Roots - Distortion To Static (Maxi) DGC DGC12-21934 US 1994 Sell This Version
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GFSTD-22114 Cold World — Bob Power Genius* / GZA Featuring D'Angelo And Inspektah Deck* a.k.a. Rollie Fingers Cold World (Power Mix) Genius* / GZA Featuring D'Angelo And Inspektah Deck* a.k.a. Rollie Fingers - Cold World(CD, Single) Geffen Records GFSTD-22114 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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DUST 3 Living In The Pocket Of A Drug Queen — Bob Power Dust Junkys Dust Junkys - Living In The Pocket Of A Drug Queen(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor DUST 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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EPC 667770 5, 6677705000 I Try — Bob Power Macy Gray I Try (Bob Power Remix) Macy Gray - I Try (Maxi, Single) Epic, Epic EPC 667770 5, 6677705000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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DMC 211 / 12 Da Inner Sound Y'all 3 & 4 — Bob Power De La Soul Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix) De La Soul - Da Inner Sound Y'all 3 & 4(2xCDr, Comp, Unofficial) DMC Records DMC 211 / 12 US 2001 Sell This Version
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088 113 963-1 It's Going Down (Sit Back) — Bob Power Blackalicious It's Going Down (Sit Back) Pt. 1 (Bob Power Remix Instrumental) and 1 more… Blackalicious - It's Going Down (Sit Back)(12") MCA Records 088 113 963-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
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Vocals

SM9999 Love Letters / Some People Say — Bob Power Perfect Stranger (4) Perfect Stranger (4) - Love Letters / Some People Say(7") Sunday Morning Records SM9999 US 1986 Sell This Version
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TBCD 990, 868 835-2 A Roller Skating Jam Named De La Soul Who's Skatin' Promo De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays" (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, FFRR TBCD 990, 868 835-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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7243 8 40161 1 1, DE 7243 8 40161 1 1, 8401611 Simple & Funky — Bob Power Alliance Ethnik Simply & Funky Alliance Ethnik - Simple & Funky(2xLP, Album) Delabel, Delabel, Delabel 7243 8 40161 1 1, DE 7243 8 40161 1 1, 8401611 France 1995 Sell This Version
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HHV393-2, none The Tonite Show — Bob Power eMC* eMC* - The Tonite Show(2xLP, Ltd, Blu) HHV.DE, Penalty Entertainment, M3 Macmil Music HHV393-2, none Germany 2015 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

SM9999 Love Letters / Some People Say — Bob Power Perfect Stranger (4) Perfect Stranger (4) - Love Letters / Some People Say(7") Sunday Morning Records SM9999 US 1986 Sell This Version
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92 44084 Tara Kemp — Bob Power Tara Kemp Too Much and 2 more… Tara Kemp - Tara Kemp (Album) Giant Records 92 44084 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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CDP 0777 7 99042 2 8 What's The Flavor? — Bob Power Young MC Don't Sleep (as Robert Power) Young MC - What's The Flavor? (Album) Capitol Records CDP 0777 7 99042 2 8 US 1993 Sell This Version
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51111-2 How Real Israel ? — Bob Power Bushwackass Sleep In The Bushes (as Bob Powers) Bushwackass - How Real Israel ?(CD, Album) Pallas Records 51111-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
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E1-98469 F*ck What You Think — Bob Power Main Source Main Source - F*ck What You Think (Album) Wild Pitch Records E1-98469 US 1994 Sell This Version
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31454 0333 2 Head First — Bob Power Vertical Hold Blue Skies and 1 more… Vertical Hold - Head First(CD, Album) A&M Records 31454 0333 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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7243 8 93214 2 5, 8932142 Honesty & Jalousie (Fais Un Choix Dans La Vie) — Bob Power Alliance Ethnik Alliance Ethnik - Honesty & Jalousie (Fais Un Choix Dans La Vie) (Single, Maxi) Delabel, Delabel 7243 8 93214 2 5, 8932142 France 1995 Sell This Version
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CDP 532629 Brown Sugar — Bob Power D'Angelo Higher and 3 more… D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (Album) EMI, EMI CDP 532629 US 1995 Sell This Version
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7243 8 40161 1 1, DE 7243 8 40161 1 1, 8401611 Simple & Funky — Bob Power Alliance Ethnik Respect and 1 more… Alliance Ethnik - Simple & Funky(2xLP, Album) Delabel, Delabel, Delabel 7243 8 40161 1 1, DE 7243 8 40161 1 1, 8401611 France 1995 Sell This Version
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724389347623 Time! — Bob Power China China - Time! (Maxi, Single) Source 724389347623 France 1996 Sell This Version
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CDCOOLDJ 328 Sexy Cinderella — Bob Power Lynden David Hall Lynden David Hall - Sexy Cinderella(CD, Single, Promo) Cooltempo CDCOOLDJ 328 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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CTLPDJ 60 Medicine 4 My Pain — Bob Power Lynden David Hall Crescent Moon and 1 more… Lynden David Hall - Medicine 4 My Pain (Album) Cooltempo, Cooltempo CTLPDJ 60 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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UDS-56002 On & On — Bob Power Erykah Badu Erykah Badu - On & On (Maxi, Single) Universal Records, Kedar Entertainment UDS-56002 Australia 1996 Sell This Version