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Old 05-19-2013, 05:43 AM
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I kind of just got introduced to some Tower of Power type music and I can't get enough of it! I went on iTunes this afternoon todownload an album or two until I realized there were SO many of them.

I have no idea where to start. Any recommendations?
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:14 AM
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I would suggest spotify to get all their songs.

David has a bunch of literature and videos on the parts he created.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:34 AM
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There are eras to them. Bump City was the break out but the line up changed for the next several with the departure of original singer Rick Stevens (who is back out and about in the Bay Area) and bringing in Lenny Williams. Back to Oakland is another classic. I think it was after Drop It In The Slot that the basic rhythm section broke up and David Garabaldi was replaced by Ron E Beck. Then they went though a bunch of years where a couple of the horn players were all that there was to TOP. Then a few years ago, Rocco and David came back and they hit their stride again. And are cutting new albums what that east bay grease.

I would start with the first two though. The arrangements and the tightness is unparalleled. David G. get the world on it's ear with his displaced and complex figures. One of my all time favorites.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:15 PM
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"Back To Oakland" began my abandonment of wanting to play rock. I heard it back around 1980 for the first time and it totally changed my direction of what kind of drummer I wanted to become.

Other ones I love are: Live & In Living Color, Soul Vacination-Live, Souled Out, T.O.P., Rhythm & Business, & Oakland Zone.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:06 PM
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I love their horn section's work on some of Huey Lewis' songs. They were awesome in concert.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:00 PM
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Was driving home from a girlfriend's house one night late in 1973, the first time I heard "What is Hip". I could not rest until I found the album.



Don't forget average white band.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:13 PM
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The high water mark for me is Chester Thompson's solo in Squib Cakes where he's kicking bass and it's just him an Garabaldi. They are both locked to the groove but loose and playing off each other.
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