Исполнитель: Tower Of Power
Альбом: Great American Soulbook
Год выпуска: 2009
Стиль: Funk, Soul
Формат: Flac (image, cue, log)
Время звучания: 53:22
Размер файла: 343.5 Mb
01. You Met Your Match (4’39”)
02. I Thank You [Featuring Tom Jones] (3’31”)
03. Loveland (3’25”)
04. It Takes Two [Featuring Joss Stone] (4’36”)
05. Me & Mrs. Jones (5’37”)
06. Star Time [Tribute to James Brown] (6’43”)
07. Mr. Pitiful [Featuring Sam Moore] (2’49”)
08. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (4’47”)
09. Since You've Been Gone [Baby, Baby, Sweet Baby] (4’12”)
10. [Heaven Must Have Sent] Your Precious Love [Featuring Joss Stone] (3’41”)
11. 634-5789 [Featuring Huey Lewis] (4’01”)
12. Who Is He [And What Is He To You]? (5’22”)
Tower Of Power:
Tom Politzer (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone);
Emilio Castillo (tenor saxophone);
Stephen "Doc" Kupka (baritone saxophone);
Michael Bogart (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone);
Adolfo Acosta (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Roger Smith (keyboard);
Francis "Rocco" Prestia (bass instrument);
David Garibaldi (drum);
Larry Braggs (background vocals).
One of the longest-lived American soul/R&B bands is Tower Of Power. Since the late 1960s, they've specialized in heartfelt romantic balladry and earthy, get-down funk, complete with their own horn section. To commemorate their 40th anniversary, ... Full Descriptionthe 2009 release GREAT AMERICAN SOULBOOK celebrates the classics that inspired them, including hits and rarities by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin. Some top-drawer vocal guests, including British soul princess Joss Stone, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and Welsh soul-man Tom Jones, also join TOP on this special set.
Funk icons Tower of Power, known for taking left turns musically, have taken a bit of a detour and recorded a collection of classic soul tunes that they have entitled the "Great American Soulbook". Included in their latest release are a dozen Soul Essentials, some utilizing original style arrangements, some with a TOP twist, but all with the distinctive Tower of Power sound.
The CD consists of 9 songs produced by Emilio Castillo, Tower of Power's founder and leader since 1968. Three additional songs were produced by multiple Grammy award recipient, George Duke.
The CD explodes with the first track, "You Met Your Match", a Stevie Wonder song masterfully handled by Tower of Power's dynamic lead vocalist Larry Braggs.
Track 2, Sam and Dave's "I Thank You", features Tom Jones and Larry in a great rendition of a true soul classic that has stood the test of time with the Tower of Power Horns taking the song to a new level.
Further into the CD Joss Stone joins the party offering up two fine vocal collaborations with Larry Braggs. Joss appears on track 4, "It Takes Two", and track 10, "(Heaven Must Have Sent) Your Precious Love". In a quote from Emilio Castillo about Joss Stone he says, "You are an amazing soul singer in a most unusual package. Quite frankly, I was stunned by your performance" We think you will be too.
Sam Moore, who recently appeared at the Fillmore Auditorium with Tower of Power at their 40th Anniversary show, shines on track 7, "Mr. Pitiful". He brought down the house in San Francisco and his version of "Mr. Pitiful" will bring a smile to the face of anyone who enjoys soul music.
Huey Lewis has been a close friend and a huge fan of Tower of Power throughout his career. On "634-5789" Huey delivers a rock solid soulful performance in a duet with Larry
Larry Braggs, familiar to Tower of Power fans worldwide, serves up incredible vocal performances on "Loveland", "Me and Mrs. Jones", "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", and "Who Is He And What Is He To You".
To satisfy the funky needs of all Tower of Power fans there is a 4 song James Brown medley that covers, "It's A New Day", "Mother Popcorn", "There It Is", and "I Got The Feelin".
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