Tower of Power – East Bay Grease (1970)

Tower of Power - East Bay Grease (1970)
Artist: Tower of Power
Album: East Bay Grease
Genre: Jazz-Funk / Soul
Released: 1970
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Tracklist:
Knock Yourself Out
Social Lubrication
The Price
Back on the Streets Again
The Skunk, the Goose, and the Fly
Sparkling in the Sand

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The first Tower of Power album, when the band was only honing its concept and seeking a lead singer. On some songs, notably “Sparkling in the Sand,” you can hear the group beginning to come together. They already had a fine horn section, and were only some good arrangements away from becoming one of the best pop and soul bands in the nation. The vocals were uneven, although Rick Stevens would later emerge as the prime vocalist. Despite its flaws, it’s worth having because the diamond was being cut on these selections. It’s recently been reissued on CD.
Review by Ron Wynn

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