Tower of Power preps The Great American Soulbook

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Tower Of PowerThe Great American Soulbook

Saxophonist and group co-founder Emilio Castillo told Billboard that the group was reluctant to do a soul-cover album."We were like, 'Yeah, yeah, everybody's doing that.'" However,  when recording was underway, the group warmed up to the album. "[We] started thinking, 'Boy this is gonna be really cool,' and it turned out really good."

Tracks on the album include Aretha Franklin's "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone," Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" and Tavares' "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel." The CD will also feature a four-song James Brown tribute.

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