Tower Of Power. Bump City

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In 1972 Tower Of Power released Bump City on Warner Brothers Records.This was the second album for Tower Of Power for Warner Brothers. This album reached number 16 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 85 on Billboards hot 200 albums chart.

the summer of 1968, tenor saxophonist/vocalist  Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka, who played baritone sax. Castillo had played in several bands but Castillo's father told him to hire Kupka after some home auditions. It did not take long for them to form a good band that they called The Motowns, they began playing gigs around the bay area with a sound that appealed to a strong audience of rebellious young listeners. 

Castillo wanted to play Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, but he realized he would never get the gig with name like the one they had so after som discussion the band members agreed on Tower of Power and the name became memorable to this day.

The group signed a recording contract with Bill Graham's San Francisco Records and released their first album, East Bay Grease. The group was first introduced on radio by KSAN in the San Francisco Bay area. That station played a variety of artists such as Cold Blood, Eric Mercury and Marvin Gaye and were quite anxious to debut this power house group. 

When the song Down To The Nightclub debuted it was quickly picked up by West Coast  FM Stations and some AM stations as well. That song was also a hit in disco halls throughout the West Coast. 

On this album are the following songs: You Got To Funkifize, What Happened To The World That Day, Flash In The Pan, Gone (In the memory of the Jacqueline Mesquite, You Strike My Main Nerve, Down To The Nightclub, You're Still A Young Man, Skating On Thin Ice and of the Earth.

This album sounds good. It shows some wear and the cover looks good.