Tower of Power: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Parzival : This is awesome but I should be working. EDIT: Woah Thanks so much for the likes guys, it made me come back and listen again.

Ruben Campos : co-worker asked me why i'm crying? i told them, because i'm happy that i can hear music, i can hear life! People be happy for the all of it, good, bad, small, or big, ALL of it means we made it here, and some day we'll make it out. So my fellow human, just enjoy the ride when possible, and accept the bumps along the way. Thanks NPR you hit my heart yet again.

Ajala Omodele : Tower of Power? On Tiny Desk? Doing "So Very Hard to Go"? *sheeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttt*

Amanda Feliciano : All i can think is u would never know these old guys are such a bunch of badasses if u saw them around a table at a Denny's lmfaooo

Nick Latham : Awesome band but the singer is so good that I actually laughed at some of the crazy runs! Not in a bad way at all, it’s just like my brain didn’t know what to do with the information it was being given hahahaha!!

Caramel Drop : Tiny Desk Concerts are an excellent medium for exploring new genres. I’ve been stuck exclusively in hip hop/rap for far too long, and this helps me expand my curiosity. Keep it going, NPR!

kenneth lambert : shout to the audio engineers in capturing this sound so well!!!

Mount Swervemore : My mans in the back is taking that bass for a walk deep into the pocket. Rhythm section is on!

Omri Keren : who knew old white men were the best back vocals huh

SEVENPOINTFIVE : Kevin Hart can really sing!

Jonathan Smith : Kudos to the crew who engineered and wired up the sound. Wish more studio albums were recorded live with musicians playing off each other's energy in close quarters. So good!

Pim van de Noort : Not only this band but these holy producers/ engineers frikkin surpass themselfs every damn time

Tyson Tauri : NPR for the win! D'Angelo can't be too far away....

drumtwo4seven : Ya man that singer is INSANE for sure but you know what? So is the whole fkn band! I seriously can not believe how awesome that was. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS!!!! THANK YOU!

Green Jetstream : how can this get any dislikes?? this is just the purest soul i've ever heard!

lllllllllllllllll127 : Now that's how to play bass guitar! Damn he's funky!

Marin Varenina : Set List: "On the Soul Side of Town" (0:00) - album: "Soul Side of Town" (2018) "So Very Hard to Go" (5:14) - album "Tower of Power" (1973) "What Is Hip?" (9:37) - album "Tower of Power" (1973) "Super Bad/Soul Power" (J. Brown) medley (13:26)

wakajumba : and THAT, Ladies & Gentlemen, is how IT is done!

Dirk Jongen : NPR Really brings in Everyone! Thank you so much 😊

Gary Lawrence : 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Somebody call the fire department😋

dexxhunt : CALI LEGENDS STAND UP 🙏🏾🙏🏾 Npr you did it again.Give Thanx from the bottom of my heart.These cats are cookin like culinary arts fam...Bless up/Peace

camren raymond : Being a long time Tower of Power fan I always find it a little strange that East Bay Grease isn't talked about that often. It has been in my album rotation list for 20+ years and I tell anyone who will listen to pick it up. Love these guys, they are such a breath of fresh air and all of their songs sound like fresh picked fruit.

Andrew Purvis : Incredible stuff.... Can you bless us with a Tenacious D Tiny Desk Concert

A I R T I M E : Is this the tightest tiny desk yet?

Terry Manning : These guys sound amazing. Emilio was having TOO much fun!

TheNamesDitto : So this is aging gracefully....

Pow Wah : Much LOVE to The lead vocalist Markus Scott he is an AWESOME Talent !!!World get ready 4 greatness.

drumtwo4seven : OMG I WOULD GIVE THAT 10 THUMBS UP IF I COULD... 20 NO 30 THUMBS UP 300 THUMBS UP RIGHT HERE 3000 THUMBS UP David Garibaldi layin it down. That entire band layin it down. What a great video one of the best ever. THE BEST OF THE BEST THAT IS HOW ITS DONE THAT BAND (THIS BAND TOP) IS AMAZING ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. GROOVE FEEL POCKET INTONATION 3000 X 10 raised 10th power thumbs ups All day thumbs UP ☝

kcwizard72 : This Tiny Desk is the envy of the music world!! What a treasured space it is!! Thank you, NPR!! You NEVER disappoint!!

stryk187 : Holy moly. Wow, this blew me away. Exceptionally talented musicians that come together *very* nicely

Kelvin Gilley : Shame on me for watching Tiny Desk at work...(again)... when all I can do is stand outside my patrol car, nod my head, and pat my foot...smh... Thanx again, NPR and TD!

YT Jam Tracks : Holy smokes

Quack : Please bring in the Rex Orange County please!

Matthew Donnelly : NPR should list the musicians! Roger and Tommy killed it on What Is Hip. Marcus has such a presence too, what a talent. Sad Rocco wasn't in here but the bassist was killing too.

Kurrents : I get a strong Stevie Wonder vibe from this guy! 2 thumbs up

Alexander K : Righteous! I dig the variety NPR offers... NPR should put together a music festival with a crazy diverse line up.

Josh Mosby : 12 people are Devoid of Funk

Steve Hilliard : Saw Tower of Power & Cold Blood with Lydia Pence many times in the 70's. Loved this tiny desk @ 4:00 AM!!!

adventuresinbelieving : Damn fine, as always. Honor to all ToP players and singers over the years, especially Lenny. Marcus - you got the right pipes for this gig bro!

Jody wms : This performance gave me goose bumps damn it

jrudovsky : Yeah...that's right! And to the thumbs down crowd I feel bad you have no soul better you than me. Some of the best musicians on Earth here let there be no mistake.

Justin Figueroa : 35 haters out there clearly must have had their sound on mute when listening to this...

Wes Sparkmon : Thank you audio engineer for turning Doc up even louder so us Bari Sax players can appreciate the brilliance of the GOAT

wokex : This is just crazy good music and entertaining. The feeling that singer delivers... Thank you for this!

marchingforever : The tightness of this band, especially the horn line is giving me an eargasm! 😍

Arthur Azoubel : I can't help thinking that putting Marcus on a higher level was not only due to lack of space, but actually for recording purposes, and that was f* brilliant and well thought. All these loud metal instruments closer to the singer's mic would definitely take over and muddy the vocal track for sure


Masato : This desk is too tiny for them!

Lee Roberts : Just plain ole funk that makes u have a funky good time! Refreshing breath of air to see people crossing color lines and just enjoying good music.

1963hardtop : Who in god's names would thumbs down this extreme example of musical talent. If you don't like this, please cut off your ears and cease having an opinion on the arts entirely; You have no taste.