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Tower of Power Celebrates 50 Years of Funk With NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Watch

Tower of Power Tiny Desk
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Tower of Power perform during NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Tower of Power's 10 members stopped by NPR's offices for the latest Tiny Desk Concert on Monday (Aug. 13). The horn-driven performance from the longtime funk masters included their latest hit "Soul Side of Town," the title track from their new album. 

Having formed in Oakland, California, in 1968, the R&B/jazz group is celebrating 50 years on the music scene, but they're playing with the same vitality heard in the early days. Vocalist Marcus Scott fronts the group today, but the band's original songwriter and saxophonist Stephen "Funky Doctor" Kupa and bandleader/tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo continue to write and perform, along with original drummer David Garibaldi.

Check out the Tiny Desk Concert below, and listen to Soul Side of Town here


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