TONY ADAMO

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"Adamo is like Lou Rawls fronting Tower of Power..."

Stuart Hamilton, Amazon.co.uk

"Think Lou Reed, but funkified..."

Sandy Shore, Smoothjazz.com

As he joins the Strokeland family, Tony Adamo's story continues. This powerhouse of a singer/songwriter has come full circle — from radio announcer to Hollywood agent, to fronting many rock and funk bands that played the Reno, Tahoe, and Las Vegas circuit. All that while, Adamo was setting his sights on a recording career. As fate would have it, he hooked up with veteran guitarist/producer Jerry Stucker in San Francisco, where he embarked on the journey.

Stucker soon introduced him to legendary bassist Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters). Jackson thought the Adamo/Stucker song 'Hey, Lou' was very hip and laid down a funky bass track for the tune. Jackson soon featured the song on his second solo release, FUNK ON A STICK, on Backdoor Records.

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TONY ADAMO Dance Of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Of Love
RnB 2005
TONY ADAMO Straight Up Deal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight Up Deal
RnB 2008
TONY ADAMO What is Hip? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What is Hip?
RnB 2011
TONY ADAMO Miles of Blu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miles of Blu
RnB 2013
TONY ADAMO Tony Adamo And The New York Crew album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Tony Adamo And The New York Crew
Vocal Jazz 2015
TONY ADAMO Was Out Jazz Zone Mad album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Was Out Jazz Zone Mad
Vocal Jazz 2018

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TONY ADAMO Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOS? album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOS?
RnB 2020

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TONY ADAMO Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOS?

EP · 2020 · RnB
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By NICHOLAS F. MONDELLO Allaboutjazz

The interrogative title of this fine track shares an interesting insight, as well as its supposition. Whether the late singer literally did buy into UFOs—a la Sun Ra who saw "space as the place"—or he didn't is irrelevant. What is key is the fact that Mark Murphy has had a definitive and lasting impact on jazz vocalists today—and very much so on the High Prince of sing-speak, Tony Adamo who salutes Murphy on this infectious single. Further, the savvy integration of Michael Franks' "Don't Be Blue" into the performance adds encouragement and a positive sheen on the proceedings. It's a brilliant production choice.

Adamo, the ultimate hipster's hipster, is dead on his game on this hip-hop grooved masterpiece. Brilliantly performed and laid down over a killer rhythm, Adamo speaks "jazz gospel" and offers verbal high praise to Murphy by way of his own poetics about Murphy's verbiage on Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments." (Murphy wrote a well-known version of lyrics for the classic tune.)

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