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Tower of Power

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Bo Diddley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tower of Power: Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 19 July 1971

Bo Diddley Returns on Guitar At Forest Hills Rock Concert ...

Tower of Power: Bump City (Warner Bros.)

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1 August 1972

I CAN JUST see the perverse gleam in the editor's eye as he sent me this album to review. He sure knows how to bug ...

The Staple Singers, Tower Of Power, Bobby Womack: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 26 September 1972

Strenuous Evening At the Cow Palace ...

Tower Of Power: Bump City

Review by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, October 1972

ANYBODY OUT THERE listen to rock on A.F.N. at all? – well, if you do, you'll know Tower of Power: Tony Pigg, an FM D-J ...

Various artists: Fillmore: The Last Days (Fillmore Z3X 31390)

Review by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 9 November 1972

HIS SPIRIT is omnipresent in this elaborate package. He has written extensive program notes to the handsome booklet. He is there suddenly at the beginning ...

Tower of Power: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 11 November 1972

THE POOR Whisky stage has never been made to bear so much weight to so little avail as it must this week. Tower of Power ...

It's More Starvation Than Success for Rock Musicians

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 January 1973

THOUGH THERE is plenty of big money floating around the recording industry, few rock bands ever see any. ...

Tower of Power: Back To Oakland (Warner Bros. BS 2749)

Review by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 9 May 1974

THE FUNK burner bubbles constantly in the background, but it doesn't compensate for the lack of good material. Even the token ballad, 'Time Will Tell,' ...

Lenny Williams: a Tower of Vocal Power

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, November 1974

"YEAH, IT was that same old gospel thing. Fact is I sang in the same church as Sly Stone and Edwin Hawkins. I was really ...

Tower Of Power

Profile by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 11 January 1975

BY FAR THE biggest ensemble to be visiting Europe on the Warners tour is Tower of Power, the Oakland based blues and soul outfit whose ...

Tower of Power: Power From The Tower

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 4 February 1975

THAT OLD adage that you have to be Black to be a soul band has been firmly buried over the past couple of years. You ...

Tower of Power: Confessions of an East Bay greaser

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Record Mirror, 15 February 1975

Tower of Power vocalist spills the beans on those big bad boys from Oakland. ...

Tower Of Power: Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 1 January 1977

THIS IS essentially transitional meat from Oakland, Soul City's finest. ...

Tower Of Power: Ain't Nuthin' Stoppin' 'Em Now

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 29 March 1977

EVEN THOUGH some people feel that their artist roster may just be too large to enable any act to 'happen' in a big way, CBS ...

Tower Of Power: Pro Blowing Section

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Downbeat, February 1980

THE BASIC tracks were cut in Atlanta, Georgia. The strings were arranged and overdubbed by Gene Page, and Melissa Manchester put down the lead vocal ...

Lenny Williams

Sleeve notes by David Nathan, Ichiban Soul Classics LP, September 1995

These liner notes were originally written for the now out-of-print 1995 Ichiban Soul Classics CD Lenny Williams: 'Cause I Love You: The Best of Lenny ...

Tower of Power's Emilio Castillo: An Interview

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 11 October 2004

The Tower Of Power horn section is one of the best in the business. The group not only performs as a solo act, but is ...

see also Lenny Williams


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