Tower Of Power – Step Up – CD Album


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“We knew when we went into the studio, we were going to make the best record that we could make – the best album of our career. And we did. We took it to another level.” – Emilio Castillo With a landmark 50th anniversary album, 2018’s Soul Side of Town, still visible in their rearview mirror, one would think Tower of Power (or TOP, as it is more often referred to by its global legion of fans), the much-lauded creators of their own horn-based, hybrid brand of East Bay soul/funk/R&B/rock, would take a well-deserved breather. But that is not in the band’s DNA, nor that of its founder and ringmaster, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Emilio Castillo. Beginning with East Bay Grease, their 1970 album debut on legendary impresario Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records, the tireless unit has released 26 albums, been responsible for such classic hit tracks as “What Is Hip?,” “You’re Still a Young Man,” “So Very Hard To Go” and “Down To The Nightclub,” among so many others. TOP’s horn section, the heart of the band, have long been sought after sidemen, appearing on recordings by top artists ranging from Elton John, Aerosmith and Bonnie Raitt to Otis Redding, Santana and Heart. TOP paved the way for other high-powered brass rock/R&B hit artists of the 70s like Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire and Blood, Sweat & Tears.


Track Listing

Disc 1

No. Track Preview
01. East Bay! All the Way!
02. Step Up Listen
03. The Story Of You And I
04. Who Would Have Thought? Listen
05. Addicted To You Listen
06. Look In My Eyes Listen
07. You Da One
08. Sleeping With You Baby Listen
09. If It's Tea Give Me Coffee
10. Beyond My Wildest Dreams Listen
11. Any Excuse Will Do
12. If You Wanna Be A Winner
13. Let's Celebrate Our Love Listen
14. East Bay! Oaktown All the Way!

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input date 16th March 2020

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