Friday, April 06, 2012

Hey, Wanna Neck Under The Bleachers?

Tower of Power.
Holy cow, there's a lot of plumbing involved in that solo.


Gagdad Bob said...

That is a great compilation. If a larger dose of funk is needed, the two-disc anthology, also from Rhino, should work.

SippicanCottage said...

G Bob!

H. Gillham said...


Simply awesome.


T.K. Tortch said...

It was a Fluegelhorn I think, though seemed to have a more complicated than usual tubing wrap. Fluegel's what Chuck Mangione played on that hit he had - whatsis - "Feels So Good", IIRC. The horn turned up a lot in pop music in the '70's.

Couldn't see enough of the sax men to see what they were playing. Selmer horns, probably. Bari player's horn was a "Low A" horn; most saxophones only go down to Bb below the staff. Apparently the capacity to go down another half-step to A is pretty useful on the Bari, as it's not uncommon on those horns. You see altos that go down to A as well, though not as often; as the bari and alto saxophones are both pitched in Eb, I guess there's something about common horn arrangements that makes the low A useful on an Eb instrument.

Swap out their clothes and most of that band could have been in Lynyrd Skynyrd.

jill said...

Wow. I hadn't heard that or even thought of it in a long, long time. Thanks. Used to love T of P.