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Pop - Released November 22, 2005 | Rhino - Warner Records

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Soul - Released April 14, 2017 | Artistry Music

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Jazz - Released May 11, 1993 | Columbia

By the late '70s, though Tower Of Power was past its initial heyday, the band was not over. Many of its most prominent members like Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Chester Thompson, Bruce Conte, and Mic Gillette were still going strong. Also making significant strides were saxophonist Lenny Pickett and vocalist Michael Jeffries. WE CAME TO PLAY from 1978 showcases the band with plenty of fire, although slight tinges of disco had begun to creep into its otherwise funky style. The sound of the band's recorded output of this period is slicker and more produced than earlier efforts, mostly due to the effects of success and advances in studio know-how. Yet there is still a deep groove underlying each of the cuts, despite the absence of original bassist Rocco Prestia. As evidence, the celebratory opening title cut and the danceable "Yin-Yang Thang" are worthy additions to the band's funky repertoire. And despite some cheesy period strings, ballads like "Bittersweet Soul Music" and "Am I a Fool" are both as musically and emotionally satisfying as any in the Tower Of Power canon. © TiVo
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Jazz - Released September 16, 1997 | Epic

Emilio Castillo, Francis Rocco Prestia, "Doc" Kupka and the boys are back for another session of family- style funk. As in their formative years, Tower of Power lays it down with the idea that more is better. Perhaps as a result of maintaining the same personnel for so many years, the sound here is tight, clean and hard-hitting. Often utilizing groups of singers, and a full horn section, many of the songs transcend the usual "get down and party" message of most funk bands. "Unconditional Love" is about finally growing up enough to love, "Rhythm and Business" about trying to hang onto your heart in a materialistic world. These guys know all there is to know about R & B and on RHYTHM & BUSINESS they combine their musical passion, knowledge and abilities into that one-of-a-kind Tower of Power sound. © TiVo
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Soul - Released April 14, 2017 | Artistry Music

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Jazz - Released May 11, 1993 | Columbia

Their last LP for Columbia, 1979's Back on the Streets, found Tower of Power once again a disappointment to their fans. After two albums of desultory balladeering, the band still refused to return to their blistering funk roots, choosing instead what they hoped would be a more commercially viable wade into the oceans of disco. It didn't work. With a slick production that's so predictable it's horizontally boring, Tower of Power limped into the R&B charts with the mini-hit "Rock Baby" in August. And it really doesn't get any better from there. Across a batch of mediocre and uneven disco numbers, replete with strings and "sexy" backing vocalists, the band wandered across the absolutely MOR ballad "Heaven Must Have Made You" and the "Chuck E.'s in Love"-esque "And You Know It." It's only when they reach "Nowhere to Run" and the more funk-fueled "Something Calls Me" and "Just Make a Move (And Be Yourself)" that they show any glimmers of their earlier, powerful prowess. Ultimately, crippled by the rotating roster of players, producers, and hangers-on, Tower of Power just doesn't pull through -- at all. Back on the Streets put the band straight on the back burner, where, at the time, most people felt they belonged. © Amy Hanson /TiVo
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Rock - Released January 1, 2017 | RoxVox

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Rock - Released January 1, 2015 | Sunny Orchard Records