Tower of Power (Band)

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Tower Of Power
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Group Members Emilio Castillo
Stephen 'Doc' Kupka
Francis 'Rocco' Prestia
David Garibaldi
Roger Smith
Sal Cracchiolo
Adolfo Acosta
Ray Greene
Tom Politzer
Jerry Cortez
Past Group Members see past members
Music Genre (Text) Soul
funk
R&B
jazz
jazz-funk
Music Genre Pop
R&B
Origin Oakland, California, United States
Year(s) Active 1968–present
Record Label Warner Bros.
Columbia
Epic
San Francisco
SPV
Official Websites towerofpower.com
Associated Acts Cold Blood
Sons of Champlin
Santana
Doobie Brothers
Cat Stevens
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Tower of Power (or TOP for short) is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968. They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines. There have been a number of lead vocalists, the most well-known being Lenny Williams, who fronted the band between early 1973 and late 1974, the period of their greatest commercial success. Their highest-charting songs include "You're Still a Young Man", "So Very Hard to Go", "Soul With a Capital S", "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip?", and "Don't Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)".

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RankTitleYear*
1 Diggin' on James Brown 1905
2 So Very Hard To Go
3 Soul Vaccination 1973
4 Souled Out 2001
5 You're Still a Young Man 1905
6 So I Got to Groove 1905
7 I Like Your Style
8 You Got To Funkifize 1993
9 Knock Yourself Out 1905
10 Soul With a Capital "S" 2001
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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