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Tower of Power is a horn-based funk/soul band from Oakland, California. In the mid-1960s, 17-year-old tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo moved from Detroit, Michigan, to Fremont, California. He started a band called the Motowns, specializing in soul music. In 1968, Castillo teamed up with baritone saxophonist Stephen "The Funky Doctor" Kupka and trumpet/trombone player Mic Gillette, moved to Oakland, and began writing original material. They changed the band's name to Tower of Power and began playing frequently in the… read more

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  • Avatar for saredemba
    Because the world is undulating and various , we created Cerise FM
  • Avatar for garynotrashcoug
    R.I.P. Mic Gillette May 7, 1951 – January 17, 2016 :( Too funky to be forgotten.
  • Avatar for podunk-az
    What is Hip? don't care whats hip - I like the song
  • Avatar for appidydafoo
    "I like musicianship, and it's quite lacking in most modern popular music. You're always safe with... Tower of Power." - [url=]Mark Rippetoe[/url]
  • Avatar for LOVES-DESIRE
    Soul with a capital S - Soul with a capital S ..... Sweet Soul Music - that's the Best ..... I like Soul with a capital S .......
  • Avatar for Artakha
    Fusion?! Lol who put this tag?..
  • Avatar for Nyasa_Lake
    There is only so much oil in the ground !
  • Avatar for reagan0
    Maybe it'll rub off...
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