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The Ultimate Soul Crooner Oakland CA Native LENNY WILLIAMS Has One Of The Most Distinctive Voices In R&B!!

The Ultimate Soul Crooner Oakland CA Native LENNY WILLIAMS Has One Of The Most Distinctive Voices In R&B!!
Posted By: LaMarr Blackmon on September 06, 2022

@LENNYWILLIAMS New Single "Weekday Blues" Is Available On All Digital Platforms.

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LENNY WILLIAMS BIO
The ultimate soul crooner, Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most
distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully
regarded as one of R & B’s most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making
records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit “Cause
I Love You” (recorded on his solo album) and “So Very Hard To Go,” which he recorded as the
lead singer for Tower of Power. Lenny Williams' style has transcended into the new millennium,
influencing many of today’s newest R & B and Pop vocalists.
Lenny himself sounds better than ever as he continues to keep the focus on love. “Love is what
has gotten me through all of these years. I look for love and I surround myself with it,” Lenny
says. When it comes to singing love songs, one must “go there to know there,” and Lenny never
left. He is able to take the listener to the heart of love with such soulful aplomb because love
will never go out of style and no one does it better.


Then...Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lenny moved to Oakland at a very young age. Learning to
play the trumpet in **** fueled his interest in music. Lenny’s skills as a vocalist
were first nurtured by singing in gospel choirs and groups around the Bay Area, where he was in
good company, working alongside up-and-coming artist Sly Stone, Andre Crouch, Billy Preston
and members of the Hawkins family--Edwin, Walter and Tramaine.
After winning several local talent contests, Williams signed his first record deal with Fantasy
Records. He cut two singles for the label, including “Lisa’s Gone,” now regarded as an R & B
classic among British soul music lovers, and “Feelin Blue,” written by John Fogerty of Creedence
Clearwater Revival. Lenny then spent a brief time with Atlantic Records, before deciding to put
his solo career on hold in 1972, when he joined the emerging funk band Tower of Power. A
string of hits ensued, including “So Very Hard To Go,” and “Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle
of The Stream),” written by Lenny Williams and Johnny “Guitar” Watson. During his two years
with the group, Lenny participated in three milestone albums, the Gold LP Tower Of Power,
Back To Oakland, and Urban Renewal, while touring non-stop throughout the United States,
Europe and Asia.
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