- Hits: 1976
Ultimate soul crooner and Oakland 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 become R&B and Pop classics (e.g. "Cause I Love You" and "So Very Hard To Go", which he recorded as the lead singer of Tower of Power). Lenny Williams' style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today's most popular R&B and Hip Hop artists.Though born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lenny moved to Oakland at a very young age. Learning to play the trumpet in elementary school 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, working alongside up and coming artist Sly Stone, Andre Crouch, Billy Preston and members of the Hawkins family – Edwin, Walter and Tramaine. Like a flowering perennial, prolific soul man Lenny Williams is always prepared for the spotlight in which he belongs.