Bob Power

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.
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Bob Power Discography

Remix

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 US 1991 Sell This Version
The Roots Distortion To Static (Bob Power Bass Version) The Roots - Distortion To Static (Maxi) DGC US 1994 Sell This Version
Da Bush-Babees* Da Bush-Babees* - Swing It (Single) Reprise Records US 1994 Sell This Version
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 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
Macy Gray I Try (Bob Power Remix) Macy Gray - I Try (Single, Maxi) Epic, Epic 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
De La Soul Who's Skatin' Promo De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays" (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, FFRR 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
Tara Kemp The Way You Make Me Feel and 2 more… Tara Kemp - Tara Kemp (Album) Giant Records 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
Main Source Main Source - F*ck What You Think (Album) Wild Pitch Records 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
D'Angelo Alright and 3 more… D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (Album) EMI, EMI UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Alliance Ethnik Alliance Ethnik - Honesty & Jalousie (Fais Un Choix Dans La Vie) (Maxi, Single) Delabel, Delabel France 1995 Sell This Version
China China - Time! (Maxi, Single) Source France 1996 Sell This Version
CDCOOLDJ 328 Lynden David Hall Lynden David Hall - Sexy Cinderella(CD, Single, Promo) Cooltempo CDCOOLDJ 328 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Lynden David Hall Sexy Cinderella and 1 more… Lynden David Hall - Medicine 4 My Pain (Album) EMI, Cooltempo, EMI, Cooltempo UK 1997 Sell This Version
Erykah Badu Drama and 1 more… Erykah Badu - Baduizm (Album) Universal Records US 1996 Sell This Version
Erykah Badu Erykah Badu - On & On (Single, Maxi) Universal Records, Kedar Entertainment US 1996 Sell This Version
MCAD-11752 Various On & On Various - 1998 Grammy Nominees(CD, Comp) MCA Records, Grammy Recordings MCAD-11752 US 1998 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