Bob Power

Bob Power

Real Name:
Robert Power
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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.
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Bob Power Discography

Remix

TBC 500 De La Soul Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix Instrumental) 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
DGC12-21934 The Roots Distortion To Static (Bob Power Bass Version) The Roots - Distortion To Static (Maxi) DGC DGC12-21934 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-41150 Da Bush-Babees* Da Bush-Babees* - Swing It (Single) Reprise Records 0-41150 US 1994 Sell This Version
GFSTD-22114 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 (Single) Geffen Records GFSTD-22114 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DUST 3 Dust Junkys Dust Junkys - Living In The Pocket Of A Drug Queen(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor DUST 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
EPC 667770 5, 6677705000 Macy Gray I Try (Bob Power Remix) Macy Gray - I Try (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic EPC 667770 5, 6677705000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
DMC 211 / 12 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
088 113 963-1 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

Vocals

SM9999 Perfect Stranger (4) Perfect Stranger (4) - Love Letters / Some People Say(7") Sunday Morning Records SM9999 US 1986 Sell This Version
TBCD 990, 868 835-2 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
HHV393-2, none E.M.C. (4) E.M.C. (4) - The Tonite Show(2xLP, Ltd, Blu) HHV.DE, Penalty Entertainment, M3 Macmil Music HHV393-2, none Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SM9999 Perfect Stranger (4) Perfect Stranger (4) - Love Letters / Some People Say(7") Sunday Morning Records SM9999 US 1986 Sell This Version
7599-24408-1 Tara Kemp The Way You Make Me Feel and 2 more… Tara Kemp - Tara Kemp (Album) Giant Records 7599-24408-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
0777 7 99042 2 8, CDEST 2198 Young MC Don't Sleep (as Robert Power) Young MC - What's The Flavor?(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 0777 7 99042 2 8, CDEST 2198 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
E1-98469 Main Source Main Source - F*ck What You Think (Album) Wild Pitch Records E1-98469 US 1994 Sell This Version
31454 0333 2 Vertical Hold You Keep Giving Me and 1 more… Vertical Hold - Head First(CD, Album) A&M Records 31454 0333 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 32629 2 2 D'Angelo Alright and 3 more… D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (Album) EMI, EMI 7243 8 32629 2 2 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 93214 2 5, 8932142 Alliance Ethnik Alliance Ethnik - Honesty & Jalousie (Fais Un Choix Dans La Vie)(CD, Single) Delabel, Delabel 7243 8 93214 2 5, 8932142 France 1995 Sell This Version
724389347623 China China - Time! (Maxi, Single) Source 724389347623 France 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 23160 1 5 , FPM262 Lynden David Hall Sexy Cinderella and 1 more… Lynden David Hall - Medicine 4 My Pain (Album) EMI, Cooltempo, EMI, Cooltempo 7243 8 23160 1 5 , FPM262 UK 1997 Sell This Version
UD-53027 Erykah Badu Drama and 1 more… Erykah Badu - Baduizm (Album) Universal Records UD-53027 US 1996 Sell This Version
UDS-56002 Erykah Badu Erykah Badu - On & On (Single, Maxi) Universal Records, Kedar Entertainment UDS-56002 US 1996 Sell This Version
OM 010 Naked Music NYC Love Is Everything Naked Music NYC - What's On Your Mind?(CD, Album) OM Records OM 010 US 1998 Sell This Version
EPC 667770 6, 667770 6, 6677706000 Macy Gray I Try (Bob Power Mix) Macy Gray - I Try(12") Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 667770 6, 667770 6, 6677706000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
MCAD-11830 The Roots You Got Me (as Bob Powers) The Roots - Things Fall Apart (Album) MCA Records MCAD-11830 US 1999 Sell This Version