40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary

by Tower of Power
     
 
A quintessential funk band of the 1970s, Tower of Power was one of the strongest horn-centric large-ensemble groove factories around. The band never really burned out, touring and making new records into the decades that followed, shuffling players as it went. 40th Anniversary serves as testament to the band still going strong,

Overview

A quintessential funk band of the 1970s, Tower of Power was one of the strongest horn-centric large-ensemble groove factories around. The band never really burned out, touring and making new records into the decades that followed, shuffling players as it went. 40th Anniversary serves as testament to the band still going strong, if in an evolved form from where it began. Crowd favorites like "What Is Hip" and "This Time It's Real" highlight Tower of Power's signature horn-laden breezy soul sound. This is very much a live album, with plenty of extraneous crowd-baiting and banter sprinkled over the otherwise solid performances. 40th Anniversary is probably better enjoyed with the visual component of the accompanying DVD, which documents the same performance as the CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Top Records
UPC:
0895333002070
catalogNumber:
300207
Rank:
27387

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. We Came To Play
  2. Soul With a Capital "S"
  3. Can't Stand To See the Slaughter
  4. Down To the Nightclub
  5. It's Not the Crime
  6. You Got To Funkifize
  7. As Surely As I Stand Here
  8. I Got To Groove
  9. This Time It's Real
  10. Souled Out
  11. Time Will Tell
  12. Only So Much Oil in the Ground
  13. Credit
  14. A Little Knowledge (is a Dangerous Thing)
  15. What is Hip?
  16. You're Still a Young Man
  17. Knock Yourself Out

Disc 2

  1. We Came To Play
  2. Soul With a Capital "S"
  3. Can't Stand To See the Slaughter
  4. Down To the Nightclub
  5. It's Not the Crime
  6. You Got To Funkifize
  7. As Surely As I Stand Here
  8. I Got To Groove
  9. Boys From the Bay
  10. This Time It's Real
  11. Souled Out
  12. Time Will Tell
  13. I Thank You
  14. Mr. Pitiful
  15. Only So Much Oil In the Ground
  16. Credit
  17. A Little Knowledge (is a Dangerous Thing)
  18. What is Hip?
  19. You're Still a Young Man
  20. Knock Yourself Out

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tower of Power   Primary Artist
Richard Elliot   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Brandon Fields   Tenor Saxophone
David Garibaldi   Drums,Group Member
Mic Gillette   Trombone,Trumpet
Carmen Grillo   Guitar,Soloist
Ellis Hall   Vocals
Mark Harper   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Herman Matthews   Drums
Skip Mesquite   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Milo   Synthesizer,Hammond B3
Tom Politzer   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Francis "Rocco" Prestia   Bass,Group Member
Norbert Stachel   Tenor Saxophone
Chester Thompson   Synthesizer,Piano,Soloist,Hammond B3
Bobby Sparks   Hammond B3
Sam Moore   Vocals
Greg Adams   Trumpet,Soloist
Bill Churchville   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Russ McKinnon   Drums
Mick Mestek   Drums
Adolfo Acosta   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Ron E. Beck   Drums
Dave Matthews   Piano,Soloist
Jeff Tamelier   Guitar,Soloist
Mike Bogart   Trombone,Trumpet,Soloist,Group Member
Mark Russo   Alto Saxophone
Larry Braggs   Vocals,Group Member
Roger Smith   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet,Soloist,Group Member,Hammond B3
M. Harper   Background Vocals
G. Adams   Background Vocals
M. Russo   Background Vocals
Doc Kupka   Baritone Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Garibaldi   Composer
Emilio Castillo   Producer,Executive Producer
Bill Graham   Introduction
Randy Faustino   Engineer
Patrick Rains   Executive Producer
Jim Mathews   Live Sound Engineer
Jim Moran   Monitor Engineer
Tony Harding   Director,Executive Producer
Anthony Roberts   Stage Manager
Bartlett   Composer
Jeff Ravitz   Lighting Director
Darryl Nelson   Engineer
Tim Hatayama   Engineer
Micahel Joe   Cover Design

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