Doc Kupka, Mic Gillette, Tom Politzer (L-R)
Photo by Mark Leialoha at the recording session for "This Time It's Real" Press Release from Strokeland Records artist TONY ADAMO Tony Adamo’s Voice N’ Soul Music
Fred Harris, Los Angeles, California
Strokeland recording artist, Tony Adamo, got a new perspective of Voice N’ Soul when his long time guitarist/producer, Jerry Stucker got down with it at Capitol Studios and Mastering, at the historic Capitol Records Building, Hollywood, California. He brought in the big fat funk jazz beat of Stephen 'Doc' Kupka (Tower of Power, Strokeland Records) and Neil Larsen (Diana Krall, B.B. King, Greg Allman) for Adamo’s cover of the Tower of Power classic, "What is Hip," written by Kupka and Emilio Castillo. The arrangement by Jerry Stucker with Adamo’s "good gracious that’s a whole lot of soul vocal and spoken hip word" is so far removed from the original, that Doc "dug the hell out of it."
The "What is Hip" line up: Mike Clark (drums), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Richie Goods (bass), Neil Larsen (organ), and Jerry Stucker (guitar). Eddie Henderson in the horn section and Doc Kupka (bari sax) is mo’ funk and groove than anyone can handle.
Tony Adamo’s new release will drop in 2010 and "What is Hip" will be available as an MP3 download on Doc Kupka’s Strokeland Records soon. For more information go to www.strokeland.com.