Tower of Power Earns First Billboard No. 1 With 'Soul Side of Town' Album

Fifty years into their career, Tower of Power has earned their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The horn-powered R&B/jazz group’s new album, Soul Side of Town, debuts atop both the Jazz Albumsand Contemporary Jazz Albums charts (dated June 16).

“Wow No. 1! I’m flabbergasted!” Emilio Castillo, bandleader for Tower of Power, says via email. “We went from being ‘dinosaurs’ in the ‘80s to being ‘legends’ in the ‘90s and now, after 50 years, we’ve reached the status of an ‘overnight success.’ Ahhh! Showbiz!”


Peter Rinker