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Tony Adamo's "What Is Hip"

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The recording of the song “What is Hip" on singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo's new CD What is Hip came from a suggestion made by the legendary horn player and Tower of Power co-founder, Stephen “Doc" Kupka. During a recording session with Adamo and producer/guitarist, Jerry Stucker, “Doc" suggested several T.O.P. songs Adamo might want to cover. Adamo chose “What is Hip" and “This Time it's Real." Kupka, along with jazz great, Eddie Henderson hold up the horn section on “Hip." In the re-grooved “This Time It's Real," Mic Gillette, funk icon in his own right, wrote the horn arrangement and plays (trumpet & trombone) along with T.O.P. horn member, Tom E. Poltzer (tenor sax). Poltzer plays lead solo with “Doc" Kupka on baritone sax.

Talk about a kool struttin' and soul funkin' sound. Adamo is deep in the groove on these two Tower of Power hits. Producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker loaded up the What is Hip CD with big city cool. Some of these great players include: Mike Clark (drums), Steve Gadd (drums), James Gadson (drums), Reggie McBride (bass), Richie Goods (bass), Freddie Washington (bass), Bill Summers (percussion), Robert Quintana (percussion), Blackbyrd McNight (guitar), Jerry Stucker (guitar), Neil Larsen (organ/piano), Rodney Franklinn (piano), Melecio Magdaluyo (tenor sax/flute), Henry Hung (trumpet/trombone), and Sandy Griffith (background vocals).

What is Hip MP3's are now available on CDBABY and hard copies will be available at strokeland.com and CD Baby.

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