Tower of Power

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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 several lead vocalists, the most famous being Lenny Williams, who fronted the band between early 1973 and late 1974, the period of their greatest commercial success. Their biggest hits 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1970 East Bay Grease 2
1972 Bump City 5 2
1973 Tower of Power 4 2
1974 Back to Oakland 1
1975 In the Slot 1
1975 Urban Renewal 1
1978 We Came to Play 2
1981 Direct 3 1
1987 Power 1
1991 Monster on a Leash 3 1
1993 Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now 1
1993 Back on the Streets 1
1993 T.O.P. 1
1995 Souled Out 1
1997 Direct Plus! 1
1997 Rhythm & Business 1
1998 Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now / Back on the Streets 1
2003 The Oakland Zone 1
2009 Great American Soulbook 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Dinosaur Tracks Compilation 1
1999 What Is Hip?: The Tower of Power Anthology Compilation 1
2001 The Very Best of Tower of Power: The Warner Years Compilation 2 1
2002 Soul With a Capital "S" Compilation 1
2003 Havin' Fun Compilation 1
2006 What Is Hip? Compilation 1
2011 Original Album Classics Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1999 Soul Vaccination: Live Live 1
2008 The East Bay Archive, Volume 1 Live 1
2011 40th Anniversary: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco Live 1
Live - Ultrasonic Studios Live 1
Soul Vaccination: Live Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 You 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Oakland Zone 1
1998: Stockton, Ca, Usa 1

Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1976 Live and in Living Color Live 3

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