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Songs with 'the Power'

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Hi all,

there are many dance Soul songs that evoke the concept of 'the power', Love Power' or even 'Soul Power' more specifically.  Examples jump to mind by The Esquires, Lee Rogers, Willie Hutch, Chubby Checker and more.  It extends into 'Powerful Love', a concept in a few songs with Joe Tex notable.

Examples are welcome, I think there's a fair few songs that mention 'the power' in some form.  So to get us going here's a very early Willie Hutch song and 'Can't Fight The Power'.

 

So get involved, get into it.... it's Soul Power!

 

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This one may fit the bill

 

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'' More Power To Ya '' - Don Varner

'' Power'' -  The Temptations

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Exactly....Sock It To Me....

Be good to get a load up in the thread.

Plenty with the same name as the Dorothy Berry... a great one on Stax...

I have two fun follow on threads ready once we exhaust this one.

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Harold burrage “ more power to you “

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''Go Go Power''- Sugar Pie Desanto

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'' Black Power - James Coit

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'' Love Power'' The Sandpeebles   

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"I GOT THE POWER" - JO ANN COURCY - TWIRL

It is a powerhouse of a record as well!

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'' (For Gods Sake)  Give More Power To The People'' The Chi-lites  

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"I GOT THE POWER" - THE MASQUERADERS - LA BEAT

This one doesn't hang about either!!

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'' The Power To Dream'' - The Stridells

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Stemmons Express - Love Power

Joe Tex as OP mentioned is a great one

 

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Used to have this LP...

Great dancer back in the day. Not heard it out in many years..

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To avoid Soul Power! busting the page loading - for further links click on the hyperlink above (fourth from left) and use that to paste your link like this:

Chubby Checker - You Got The Power (Youtube)

 

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the Topics - You've got the power 

 

from the Giving Up album

 

Dave Banks

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In its simplest form...

Ed

 

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and for a modern dancer how about   ;        Billy Paul -  People power

 

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Going even more Modern- 

 

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52 minutes ago, ThinkSmart said:

 

To avoid Soul Power! busting the page loading - for further links click on the hyperlink above (fourth from left) and use that to paste your link like this:

Chubby Checker - You Got The Power (Youtube)

 

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Seems you ain't got the power , looking at the further youtube postings ! lol

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1 hour ago, shufflin said:

Stemmons Express - Love Power

Joe Tex as OP mentioned is a great one

 

This is OK as long as you don't listen to the words. Would get banned today...

Ed

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JoAnn Courcy - of course!

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Best version of the snap tune beforehand.

Enhancing the topic with graphic illustration of power can be:)

 

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One I bought  along time ago.

Four Exceptions-You got The Power.

 

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18 hours ago, DaveNPete said:

JoAnn Courcy - of course!

Already said in an earlier post!

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"Chicano Power - Thee Midnighters" ... La Raza.

"Socking Soul Power - Simtec Simmons and Wylie Dixon" ... Toddlin' Town.

"The Power of a Woman - Spencer Wiggins" ... Goldwax.

"Green Power - "Jesse James" ... 20th Century Fox.

"Green Power - Lewis Clark" ...  Fuller.

"Green Power - Katie Briggs" ... Columbia.

"Soul Power - Abraham and the Casanovas" ... Murco.

"Power of Love -Amanda Humphrey" ... USA Records.

"The Power of Love - Kitty Love"  ... Dade.

 

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"You've Got The Power" - Gail Wynters - Hickory.  (big record in the venues around the mid 70's)

"Sock Some Love Power To Me" - Lee Rogers - Premium Stuff

 

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      A double dose - 

                                 Luther Vandross- "The Power Of Love"/ Love Power" 

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The Astor’s - More power too you

 

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I don't knows if the "Power Of Love" ones mentioned before are the same "Power Of Love" by Joe Simon (later covered by Martha Reeves)

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The Joe Simon  "Power Of Love" (Gamble/Huff/Simon) hasn't been mentioned before.

Here's a few more for the list - 

War- "You've Got The Power"

Stephanie Mills- " I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" 

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one I got on demo cd years ago, nice track too

 

 

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Soul Surfers - Soul Power

 

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"Fight The Power" by Isley Brothers

My favorite Mighty Clouds Of Joy album is "Truth Is The Power" but the title album is not the title of no one track on the LP ("That's What Friends Are Made For" and "God Is Not Dead" are fantastic… the voice of Joe Ligon, RIP, is "da bomb"!)

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3 hours ago, the yank said:

The Joe Simon  "Power Of Love" (Gamble/Huff/Simon) hasn't been mentioned before.

Here's a few more for the list - 

War- "You've Got The Power"

Stephanie Mills- " I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" 

And there's another "Power Of Love" one by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes from their album "Now Is The Time" (ABC, 1977) a gospel infected track:

 

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