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18 SONGS 2 DISCS Produced by David Garibaldi for Tower of Power

Disc 1 ~ Set 1

1. Check It Out (Instrumental)
2. What Is Hip?
3. Clean Slate
4. So Very Hard To Go
5. You're Still A Young Man
6. Soul Vaccination
7. This Time It's Real
8. Back On The Streets
9. Don't Change Horses
10. Knock Yourself Out

Disc 2 ~ Set 2

1. Main Nerve
2. Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground
3. Sparkling In The Sand
4. Both Sorry Over Nothin'
5. Down To The Nightclub
6. You Got To Funkifize
7. Just Another Day
8. Don't Fight It

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Oakland Zone (2003)
1. Eastside
2. Give Me Your Love
3. Get What You Want
4. Could've Done It Better
5. This Type Of Funk
6. Pocketful Of Soul
7. Remember Love
8. Oakland Zone
9. Life Is What You Make It
10. Happy Bout That
11. Stranger In My Own House
12. Back In The Day
13. Page One
14. Eastside


"Great American Soulbook"
Featuring Guest Appearances by Joss Stone, Sam Moore, Sir Tom Jones, and Huey Lewis.

1. You Met Your Match
2. I Thank You (with Tom Jones)
3. Loveland
4. It Takes Two (with Joss Stone)
5. Me And Mrs. Jones
6. Startime (Tribute to James Brown)
7. Mr. Pitiful (Sam Moore)
8. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
9. Since You've Been Gone
10. (Heaven Must Have Sent) Your Precious Love (with Joss Stone)
11. 634-5789 (with Huey Lewis)
12. Who Is He And What Is He To You





The long awaited release of Tower Of Power's 40th Anniversary Concert filmed at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on 10/18/08 is now available.

In addition to the concert, there is footage from the August 13th San Mateo concert, and many interviews with current and former members of Tower Of Power. A walking tour of Oakland that was filmed the day after the show with Emilio, Dave, Rocco and Doc is also included.

This DVD/CD combo package includes the DVD, an audio CD and a comprehensive booklet with all of the musicians listed that performed on each song.

Featured on the DVD:

Emilio Castillo
Stephen "Doc" Kupka
Francis "Rocco" Prestia
David Garibaldi
Larry Braggs
Roger Smith
Tom Politzer
Adolfo Acosta
Mike Bogart
Mark Harper

Plus TOP Alumni Members in order of appearance:
Jeff Tamelier
Ron E. Beck
Russ McKinnon
Herman Matthews
Mic Gillette (Now a current TOP Member)
Greg Adams
Bill Churchville
Skip Mesquite
Chester Thompson
Ellis Hall
Nick Milo
Bobby Sparks
Richard Elliot
Carmen Grillo
Mick Mestek
Michael Jeffries
Brandon Fields
Norbert Stachel
Mark Russo
Dave Matthews
Vito San Filippo
Lenny Pickett
Bruce Conte
PLUS Featured Guest: Sam Moore

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Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow) - Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974

Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow)- Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974.

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On May 14, 1974, Tower of Power went to radio station WLIR in Hempstead, Long Island and played a live-in-the-studio show that set the station ablaze as well as the radios of any listeners that were lucky enough to hear it.

Flash forward nearly 40 years. On a whim, a tape collector sends us the show, saying that of his 10,000-plus recordings of live concerts, this set was his favorite. Well, people send us stuff all the time; but within about five minutes of listening to this show, we know we HAVE to find a way to expose the record-buying public to this performance. So, fingers crossed, we send it to the band, and much to our delight, they agree with us. In the words of Emilio Castillo, founding member and leader of Tower of Power: "We were clearly at the top of our game firing on all 10 cylinders."

Indeed, Hipper Than Hip captures the band at their commercial peak, fresh from releasing their fourth album, Back to Oakland, and featuring such key early tracks as "You're Still a Young Man," "Down to the Nightclub," "So Very Hard to Go," "Time Will Tell" and, of course,"What Is Hip?" with Lenny Williams on vocals. What makes the recording particularly overpowering-aside from the band's performance, which is so on the money that calling it "tight" doesn't really do it justice - is that it was a live-in-the-studio session, so the fidelity is the equal of a studio recording, yet it has all the passion and immediacy of a live concert.

This release includes photos and liner notes by noted R&B producer, scholar -and long-time friend of the band-Leo Sacks. 2013 marks the 45th anniversary for Tower of Power - Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow - Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974 marks a major addition to the band's discography.

Greg Adams: Trumpet
Brent Byars: Congas
Emilio Castillo: Tenor Sax
Bruce Conte: Guitar
David Garibaldi: Drums
Mic Gillette: Trumpet
Stephen Kupka: Baritone Sax
Lenny Pickett: Tenor Sax
Francis Rocco Prestia: Bass
Chester Thompson: Keyboards
Lenny Williams: Vocals

Disc One
1. Intro
2. Oakland Stroke
3. Squib Cakes
4. This Time It's Real
5. Soul Vaccination
6. You're Still a Young Man
7. Clean Slate
8. So Very Hard to Go
9. Get Your Feet Back on the Ground

Disc Two
1. Intro
2. Time Will Tell
3. Man from the Past
4. Down to the Nightclub
5. Just When We Start Makin' It
6. Knock Yourself Out
7. What Is Hip

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