Formed in 1967 in Oakland, California, USA, this durable funky soul group - Rufus Miller (vocals), Greg Adams (trumpet), Emilio Mimi Castillo (Detroit, Michigan, USA; saxophone), Steve Kupka (saxophone), Lenny Pickett (saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Mic Gillette (horns), Willie Fulton (guitar), Francis Prestia (bass), Brent Byers (percussion) and David Garibaldi (drums) - was originally known as the Motowns/Motown Soul Band. One of several Bay Area outfits preferring soul to its prevalent acid-rock sound, Tower Of Powers debut album, East Bay Grease, followed several popular appearances at San Franciscos Fillmore auditorium. Having now signed to the Warner Brothers Records label, the groups next two albums, Bump City and Tower Of Power, produced a hit single each in Youre Still A Young Man and So Very Hard To Go, but their progress was hampered by a recurring vocalist problem.
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