Oakland Zone

Oakland Zone

by Tower of Power
     
 

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No band plays old-school funk like Tower of Power. Now in its 35th year, this venerated band still has the grit and incomparable tightness of the classic R&B units of the 1960s and 70s. Not that the band sounds dated; reunited with their great drummer Dave Garibaldi (last heard on 1979’s Back on the Streets) and introducingSee more details below

Overview

No band plays old-school funk like Tower of Power. Now in its 35th year, this venerated band still has the grit and incomparable tightness of the classic R&B units of the 1960s and 70s. Not that the band sounds dated; reunited with their great drummer Dave Garibaldi (last heard on 1979’s Back on the Streets) and introducing a terrific lead singer, Larry Braggs -- not to mention the super bassist Francis Rocco Prestia and that celebrated horn section -- TOP are buffed to a shine. New funky tunes such as “Pocketful of Soul,” “Oakland Zone,” “Page One,” and the hit-worthy “Could’ve Done It Better” and “Happy ‘Bout That” are up there with the band’s classics, while the ballad “Remember Love” showcases the adaptable Braggs’s sensational romantic style. In all, this long-established band proves that there’s always a place for classic R&B as long as it's played with from-the-gut power, integrity, and consummate style.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard
Jam-band fans and funk revivalists alike should find much to enjoy here.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Top Records
UPC:
0895333002025
catalogNumber:
300202
Rank:
57096

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tower of Power   Primary Artist
Sid Page   Violin
Nikita Germaine   Background Vocals
David Garibaldi   Drums,Group Member
Armand Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Diane Louie   Synthesizer Strings
Tom Politzer   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Francis "Rocco" Prestia   Bass,Group Member
John Wittenberg   Violin
John Lee Sanders   Background Vocals
Adolfo Acosta   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist,Group Member
Jeff Tamelier   Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Sakai   Background Vocals
Mike Bogart   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist,Group Member
Larry Braggs   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Chester Thompson   Arranger
Jerry Brown   Liner Notes
Emilio Castillo   Composer
Tom Flye   Engineer
David Garibaldi   Composer
Herman Matthews   Composer
Lenny Pickett   Horn Arrangements
Norbert Stachel   Horn Arrangements
Bruce Steinberg   Art Direction,Logo Design
Moira Marquis   Engineer
Stephen Kupka   Composer
John Lee Sanders   Horn Arrangements
Dave Eskridge   Horn Arrangements
Jeff Tamelier   Horn Arrangements
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Gordon Brislawn   Digital Editing
Eric Frison   Digital Editing,Pro-Tools

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