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What Is Hip?: The Tower of Power Anthology ()


Having played on hundreds of hit records, it was only fitting that this Oakland-based group of studio hornmen should strike out on their own and this two-disc anthology from Rhino captures the ups, downs, ins, and outs of T.O.P.'s 30-year career. In many ways, the group retrospective is not just a document of the group's evolving sound, but a microcosm of the changing sound of R&B throughout the '70s and '80s. The soul band sound of early tracks like "Knock Yourself Out" sound as if the group is doing a muscular workout at ...

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  1. Knock Yourself Out
  2. Back on the Streets Again
  3. Sparkling in the Sand
  4. Down to the Nightclub
  5. You're Still a Young Man
  6. You Got to Funkifize
  7. What Happened to the World That Day?
  8. What Is Hip?
  9. Will I Ever Find a Love?
  10. This Time It's Real
  11. So Very Hard to Go
  12. Soul Vaccination
  13. Below Us, All the City Lights
  14. Can't You See (You Doin' Me Wrong)
  15. Squib Cakes
  16. Oakland Stroke
  17. Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream)
  18. Time Will Tell
  19. It's Not the Crime
  20. I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To
  21. Only So Much Oil in the Ground
  22. Willing to Learn
  23. You're So Wonderful, So Marvelous
  24. Just Enough and Too Much
  25. As Surely as I Stand Here
  26. Stroke '75
  27. The Soul of a Child
  28. You Ought to Be Havin' Fun
  29. Simple as That
  30. Credit
  31. A Little Knowledge (Is a Dangerous Thing)
  32. I Like Your Style
  33. Soul With a Capital 'S'
  34. Souled Out
  35. So I Got to Groove
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What Is Hip?: The Tower of Power Anthology
1999, Rhino

UPC: 081227578824


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