TOWERS OF POWER | EAST BAY GREASE & BUMP CITY (2 LP'S ON 1 CD/LIMITED EDITION)
For over four decades, Tower Of Power have been the one of the premier soul, funk and rock bands of our time. Captivating audiences all over the world, the mighty Bay Area ensemble continues to tour extensively and release great music but it all started with the two classic soul masterpieces you now have in your hand...1970’s East Bay Grease and 1972’s Bump City. East Bay Grease reigns as one of the most notable debuts in funk history. With six super long jams from the pens of founders Emilio Castillo (alto sax/vocals) and Stephen Kupka (baritone sax/vocals), the Lp did well on the underground radio format as well as r&b outlets across the country. Solid champions like Knock Yourself Out, Back On The Street Again and the soulful ballad groove of Sparkling In The Sand and the James Brown vibe of The Price made this album truly memorable. Long-time member David Garibaldi debuts his awesome TOP drum sound on this masterwork, along with the incredible five horn attack of Castillo and Kupka, with co-horts Greg Adams, Skip Mesquite and David Padron. Bump City was their debut release for the Warner Bros. label and it also included their first hit single You’re Still A Young Man. Radio was more receptive as tunes like Down To The Nightclub and You Got To Funkifize made this the funk album of choice for many programmers in 1972. Friday Music is no stranger to the soulful and funk sounds of the legendary superstars Tower Of Power. Therefore it is with much honor to continue our Tower Of Power/Friday Music Original Master Series with their first two albums in a first time two-fer collection East Bay Grease & Bump City (2 Lps on 1 CD). Impeccably mastered from the original San Francisco Records and Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Tower Of Power/The Isley Brothers), we’ve also included the original Lp cover graphics and new liner notes to further enhance your Tower Of Power experience. Knock Yourself Out!