Power Of Attorney "Changing Man / I’m Just Your Clown" NORTHERN SOUL DISCO REISSUE 7"

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47 years ago, Theodore Wing the Director Of Activities at Graterford Prison held an open call audition. Nearly all of the inmates (almost 1,600) tried out for this recreational program focused on reformation. Ted’s idea was to make a band, in particular a FUNK band. After the auditions wrapped Ted had made his choice. Power Of Attorney would consist of - Brother Edward J. X Smith (Guitar), Charles McDowell (Vocals & Bass), Gilberto Albizu (Percussion), Marion Wilson (Sax), Otis J. Graham (Drums), William Smith (Keys) Dwight Williams (Flute). Spending over a thousand dollars of their own money, these men paid out of pocket for their instruments, studio time, and just a little creative escape. These six inmates, along with Ted Wing and correctional officers travelled twice to famed Sigma Sound Studios in downtown Philadelphia for two different recording sessions.
The previously unheard sessions from Graterford Prison funk & soul band Power Of Attorney. Recorded in two separate sessions, one in January of 1973 and one in April of the same year.   Two of the tracks from the January session were released on an extremely hard to find 7" (www.discogs.com/Power-Of-Attorney-Changing-Man/release/9801918) the other 4 tracks were previously unreleased - The band had minor success when Stanley Vincent (Ooh Ooh Child fame) produced a 1974 LP for Polydor Records.   The material on these earlier tapes proves to be raw, gut wrenching deep soul cuts - many songs emulating the sounds of the day. Completely remixed & remastered from the original session tapes.

Brewerytown Records ‎/// BTOWN 45-01

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