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Tony Adamo Covers Tower Of Power


Fred Harris

Los Angeles, CA

Singer-songwriter, Tony Adamo and his producer-guitarist, Jerry Stucker have re-grooved the Tower of Power (TOP) song "This Time It’s Real," and have added their unmistakable smooth groove to this TOP hit classic. Adamo told us that during a recent meditation he had a musical insight about the music for a cover for this tune. He brought the idea to his producer, Jerry Stucker who immediately contacted "Doc" Kupka about a remake. This was when they discovered that "Doc" had been thinking about retooling "This Time It’s Real" along with several other TOP tunes. "Doc" was knocked out when he heard the rough mix and gave the high sign for them groove on.

The horn section for Adamo’s new cover of "This Time It’s Real" is made up of current TOP members, "Doc" Kupka, Tom Politzer (solo) and returning member, Mic Gillette, who wrote the horn arrangement for the remake. "Doc" suggested Adamo take a listen to several other TOP classics including "Recapture the Magic" and "Knock Yourself Out." Adamo and Stucker now have several other TOP tunes simmering on the back burner.

On August 1st, Sandy Shore of is launching a national radio promo for "This Time It’s Real." This song will definitely be added to Adamo’s new 2010 CD release. For more information go to

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  • Artist / Group Name: Tony Adamo
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