- Released: June 23, 2003
- Label: Jvc Japan
Vibe - 7/03, p.1473 out of 5
- "...With a bombastically live sound, strong, danceable songwriting, and a great new singer, Larry Braggs, TOP's new album, OAKLAND ZONE, is the first in decades to take their legendary vibe one step beyond..."
- 2.Give Me Your Love
- 3.Get What You Want
- 4.Could've Done It Better
- 5.This Type of Funk
- 6.Pocketful of Soul
- 7.Remember Love
- 8.Oakland Zone
- 9.Life Is What You Make It
- 10.Happy Bout That
- 11.Stranger in My Own House
- 12.Back in the Day
- 13.Page One
- 15.That's Just Where It's Out (Bonus Track)
- 16.You Can't All That (Bonus Track)
Tower Of Power: Emilio Castillo (vocals, tenor saxophone); Larry Braggs (vocals); Jeff Tamelier (guitar, background vocals); Tom Politzer (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet); Stephen "Doc" Kupka (baritone saxophone); Mike Bogart (trumpet, flugel horn, trombone); Adolfo Acosta (trumpet, flugel horn); Roger Smith (keyboards, background vocals); Francis Rocco Prestia (bass); David Garibaldi (drums).
Additional personnel: Sid Page, Berj Garabedian, Arman Garabedian, John Wittenberg (violin); Diane Louie (synthesizer strings); Sakai, Nikita Germaine, John Lee Sanders (background vocals).
Recorded at Sy Kiopps Studio, San Francisco, California.
OAKLAND'S OWN brings together 16 tracks of pure funk from the veteran soul outfit, Tower of Power.
This Japanese import includes two exclusive cuts, "That's Just Where It's At" & "You Can't All That."
CD contains 2 bonus tracks.