There have been few bands that have centured their focus as the horn section being the leader of the group. There was also a period in the late 1960's into the early 80's when funk, rock, and soul music dominated the both Top 40 and urban radio. Bands like Edison Lighthouse, Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Mandrill, The J.B.'s and Earth, Wind and Fire brought unique music styles with highly complicated horn arrangements that were on the scale of the great big bands of the jazz era, but for the contemporary audiences of the times.

Tower of Power brought a whole new concept and sound to soul music during the late 1960's. Formed by Emilio Castillo and Stephen "Doc" Kupka in Oakland, California in 1968, the two met in 1965 and formed their first band called "The Motowns." Both Castillio and Kupka who were big fans of soul vocalist Howard Tate and the production of his producer Jerry Ragovoy, that the two wanted to center a band around the horn arrangements of his records and thus the Tower of Power was born.

For 45 years the Tower of Power have produced such classics such as "What Is Hip?", "So Very Hard To Go," and "Your Still a Young Man."

Tower of Power is about to embark on a major tour with comedic legends Cheech and Chong and funk powerhouse, War. For upcoming club dates or to order Tower of Power's music, please visit them at

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