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Their Best

30 or 40 years after their first hit, Tower Of Power made Oakland Zone, which I think is their best CD. It is 100% funk, with the busiest rythm section on the planet. The ballad's aren't quite up to par with You're Still A Young Man or So Very Hard To Go, but are nonetheless attractive songs. In particular, Page One has one of the most ridiculous grooves that somehow manages to snake its way through the track. Great CD, accessible yet funky and uncompromising.

Amazing Tower of Power

I've always been a fan of Tower of Power. This is probably their very finest CD. Wow.


Formed: 1967 in Oakland, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power have been issuing albums and touring the world steadily since the early '70s, in addition to backing up countless other musicians. The group's leader since the beginning has always been tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, who was born in Detroit but opted to pursue his musical dreams in Oakland, California. It was in Oakland that Castillo put together a group called the Motowns, which, as their name suggested, specialized in '60s-era soul. In 1967,...
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