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is the debut album by the East Bay Grease soul and funk group Tower of Power. It is characteristic of the Oakland-style funk they helped to establish and further built upon throughout their career. The album was released on CD in 1992 by Rhino Records.
Track listing [ edit ]
All selections written by Emilio Castillo & Stephen Kupka, except "Sparkling in the Sand" by Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, and Lawrence Lopez.
"Knock Yourself Out" - 7:08
"Social Lubrication" - 7:28
"The Price" - 6:09
"Back on the Streets Again" - 5:50
"The Skunk, the Goose, and the Fly" - 5:55
"Sparkling in the Sand" - 9:06
Personnel [ edit ]
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
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