Top MP3 downloads for the week ending April 1, 2013
Tony Adamo's "What is Hip" @#17 on Lasvegasweekly top 25
The recording of the song “What is Hip” on Adamo's "What is Hip" CD 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. Doc suggested several TOP songs that 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 and trombone along with TOP member TOM E. POLITZER on tenor sax. Politzer plays tenor sax with Doc Kupka on bari sax.