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Tower of Power

Tower of Power
Formed: 1967 in Oakland, CA
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: Lenny Williams, Richard Elliot, David Mann, David Bartlett, Ron Beck, Brent Byars, Brent Carter, Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte, Victor Conte, ...See All
Biography: The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power have been issuing albums and touring the world steadily since the early '70s, in addition to backing up countless other musicians. The group's leader since the beginning has always been tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, who was born in Detroit but ...Read full biography
Urban Renewal
Released: 1975
Label: Warner Bros.
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Tower of Power was very much in its prime in 1974, when the Bay Area outfit tore up the soul charts with the outstanding Urban Renewal. Lenny Williams, a passionate, wailing, gospel-influenced dynamo of ...Read full review
Back To Oakland
Released: 1974
Label: Warner Bros.
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Tower of Power followed their self-titled gold album with an even better album that didn't enjoy similar sales success. Back to Oakland had tougher, funkier and better-produced cuts, stronger vocals from ...Read full review