East Bay Grease

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East Bay Grease
East Bay Grease.jpg
Studio album by Tower of Power
Released 1970
Genre Soul, funk
Length 41:35
Label San Francisco/Atlantic
Producer David Rubinson
Tower of Power chronology
East Bay Grease
Bump City
Singles from East Bay Grease
  1. "Back on the Streets Again/Sparkling in the Sand"
    Released: 1970

East Bay Grease is the debut album by the soul funk group Tower of Power. It is characteristic of the Bay City funk style they helped to establish and further built upon throughout their career.[citation needed] The album was released on CD in 1992 by Rhino Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All selections written by Emilio Castillo & Stephen Kupka, except "Sparkling in the Sand" by Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, and Lawrence Lopez.

  1. "Knock Yourself Out" - 7:08
  2. "Social Lubrication" - 7:28
  3. "The Price" - 6:09
  4. "Back on the Streets Again" - 5:50
  5. "The Skunk, the Goose, and the Fly" - 5:55
  6. "Sparkling in the Sand" - 9:06


  • Rufus Miller - lead vocals (except "Sparkling in the Sand")
  • Emilio "Mimi" Castillo - alto saxophone, vocals, extra greasy vocal on "The Skunk, the Goose, and the Fly"
  • David Garibaldi - drums, vibes, background vocals
  • Greg Adams - first trumpet
  • Steve Kupka - baritone saxophone, background vocals
  • Skip Mesquite - tenor saxophone, flute, vocals
  • David Padron - second trumpet
  • Frank Prestia - bass
  • Rick Stevens - lead vocal on "Sparkling in the Sand", background vocals
  • Willy Fulton - guitar, background vocals
  • Mic Gillette - trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn solo on "Sparkling in the Sand"
  • Ken Balzell - trumpet


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. East Bay Grease at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 June 2007.

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