TOWER OF POWER’s latest album – ‘Soul Side of Town’ (released to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary (yes, that’s 50!) is already topping all the credible soul album charts both sides of the Atlantic. Little wonder…. it’s a master class in modern soul and funk with the band on the best of their recent form.

The 14 tracks are all originals and are a mix of hard funk (like ‘Butter Fried’) and wonderful mellow moments (try ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You’). Cut that’s winning the airplay right now is the fab ‘Do You Like That?’ – an absolute classic TOP sound. Interestingly the album features two lead vocalists – outgoing Ray Greene and incoming Marcus Scott. Their input though is seamless.

‘Soul Side Of Town’ – hugely recommended.