Since the early 1970's, Tower of Power, Oakland's own legendary soul and
funk powerhouse band, has long been associated with their beloved
Stephen "Doc" Kupka, original and still current member of Tower of
Power, presents this hot new collection of tunes featuring an all-star
collection of world-class musicians dubbed the "Strokeland Superband".
From Producer, and former Tower of Power guitarist, Jeff Tamelier and
Executive Producer Chuck Hansen, this collection of grooves will have
you tapping your feet and smiling in no time with some real East Bay
With lead vocals by legends Edgar Winter, Huey Lewis, Lydia Pense (Cold
Blood), Mike Finnigan (Crosby Stills and Nash); John Lee Sanders, Fred
Ross, Alex Ligertwood (Santana), and the late Frank Biner, there is
certainly no shortage of soul and talent here.
An all-star group of Tower of Power musical legends -- past and present
-- lay down the grooves, including: Chester Thompson; Mic Gillette;
David Garibaldi; Francis Rocco Prestia; Bobby Vega; Jeff Tamelier; Lee
Thornburg; David Woodford; Ron E Beck; Mick Mestek; and the Funky Doctor
himself, Stephen Kupka. Tower of Power veteran and Saturday Night
Live bandleader Lenny Pickett blows all the smoking tenor sax solos,
with Edgar Winter on alto sax solos.
FOR RAIDER FANS!
The CD features a great new soul tune called "A Soulful Kinda Love",
which was co-written by veteran Raiders staffer JOHN OTTEN. Raider
coaches ROB RYAN and DON "WINK" MARTINDALE join John on background
vocals for his tune! Check this great song out for yourself!