Tower of Power

Tower’s horn section appeared on a number of other artists’ recordings, including Otis Redding, Aaron Neville, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Labelle, Huey Lewis, Little Feat, Heart, Michelle Shocked, Paula Abdul, Santana and Stevie Nicks.

Tower of Power

Tower of Power

Originally from Oakland, California, Tower of Power is an American funk and R&B band with a horn section that has been active since 1968.¬†Lenny Williams, who led the group from early 1973 until late 1974, the time of their greatest financial success, is the most well-known of the lead vocalists.¬†Eight of their songs have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with “You’re Still a Young Man,” “So Very Hard to Go,” “What Is Hip?” and “Don’t Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)” among their highest-charting singles.

Tower’s horn section appeared on a number of other artists’ recordings, including Otis Redding, Aaron Neville, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Labelle, Huey Lewis, Little Feat, Heart, Michelle Shocked, Paula Abdul, Santana and Stevie Nicks.

The horn section also recorded with bassist Larry Graham’s Graham Central Station, Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Journey, Elkie Brooks, Cat Stevens (on his Foreigner Suite), Luis Miguel, Linda Lewis, R.A.D. (Rose Ann Dimalanta), Jermaine Jackson, John Lee Hooker, Helen Reddy, Rufus, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Mickey Hart, Heart, Damn Yankees, Frankie Valli, Spyro Gyra, KMFDM, Lyle Lovett, Poison, Phish (two songs on their album Hoist ), Toto, Pharoahe Monch, Brothers Johnson, and Sam The, among many other acts.

The song “So Very Hard To Go” was featured on the soundtracks of the 2002 film City of God,and Will Ferrell’s 2008 film Semi-Pro. (Read More Wiki)

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