Tower of Power

Soul Side of Town (ART 7059)

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Soul Side of Town

Tower of Power

Artistry

181475705925

MAC 155060

ART 7059

JAZZ

1

CD 14,99 €

Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power –the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music –is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary with a dynamic new disc of all new material that finds them as energized and inspired as ever. A labor of love, definitively titled Soul Side of Town, this package is charged with 14 filler-free songs. In the spirit of their enduring theme song “Oakland Stroke” –the bookending intro and outro “East Bay” shine a light on elemental instrumental ingredients within the band’s signature sound. This astounding and historical release (available June 1, 2018 in digital, vinyl, streaming & CD configurations) inaugurates Tower of Power’s fresh affiliation with Mack Avenue Records/Artistry Music, a Detroit-based company renowned for its award-winning dedication to top-tier Jazz that is now extending its support to Soul and Funk giants, Tower of Power: a band so one-of-a-kind, it’s an institution.


PERSONNEL:

Emilio Castillo, 2nd tenor sax
Stephen “Doc” Kupka, bari sax
Francis Rocco Prestia, bass
David Garibaldi, drums
Roger Smith, hammond B3 and keyboards
Jerry Cortez, guitar, electric sitar, lap steel, baritone guitar, 12 string Guitar
Tom Politzer, 1st tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax (solo), clarinet, flute
Adolfo Acosta, trumpet, flugel horn
Sal Cracchiolo, trumpet, flugel horn
Marcus Scott, lead and background vocals
Ray Greene, lead and background vocals, trombone
Joe Vannelli, keyboards
Chuck Hansen, bass sax
Horns and strings arranged by Dave Eskridge except “Butterfried” horns Arranged by Adolfo Acosta and Joe Vannelli
Leah Meux and Tiwana Porter at the Track Shack, background vocals (CD #1 Tracks 2-4b and 9, CD #2 Tracks 1-5, 10, and 12)
All other Background vocals:
Melanie Jackson- Cracchiolo, Emilio Castillo, Jerry Cortez, Ray Greene, Marcus Scott at Blue Moon


TRACKLIST:

01. East Bay! All Day!
02. Hangin’ With My Baby
03. Do You Like That?
04. On The Soul Side Of Town
05. Do It With Soul
06. Love Must Be Patient And Kind
07. Butter Fried
08. Selah
09. Let It Go
10. Stop
11. When Love Takes Control
12. After Hours
13. Can’t Stop Thinking About You
14. East Bay! Oakland Style!