Personnel: Gino Vannelli (vocals); Joe Vannelli (electric piano, synthesizer); Richard Baker (organ, synthesizer); Graham Lear (drums);
Tony Golia (bongos, congas); John Mandel (percussion); Lani Hall (background vocals).
Producers: Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Herb Alpert.
Recorded in 1974.
Personnel: Gino Vannelli (vocals); Lani Hall (vocals, background vocals); Richard Baker (strings, horns, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Joe Vannelli (electric piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Graham Lear (drums); Tony Golia (congas, bongos, percussion); John J. Mandel, Johnny Mandel (percussion).
Photographers: Jim McCrary; John Rideout.
Unknown Contributor Role: Richard Baker.
Arranger: Gino Vannelli.
Big-voiced 1970s Canadian pop star Gino Vannelli found his first chart success with his sophomore effort, POWERFUL PEOPLE. Featuring the title track and the funky hit single, "You Gotta Move," the album is a slick, synth-driven mix of dance music, R&B, and progressive rock-influenced pop. Other highlights include the Paul Simon-esque "Son of a New York Gun," and "Poor Happy Jimmy," a touching tribute to the then-recently deceased singer/songwriter Jim Croce.