Tony Campanella (from the album Taking It to the Streets available on Gulf Coast Records)
The title track leads the charge when Tony Campanella kicks down the doors and plows into his recent release Taking It to the Streets. The Blues drives the sound of Taking It to the Streets, purring like a big cat on the prowl when the album hits the highway in “Got My Motor Running” as Tony Campanella shifts into overdrive on the caffeinated rhythms of Otis Rush’s “Checking on My Baby”, tips his hat to “Mr. Cleanhead” in a version of the Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson cut, and slows the pace to crawl for the confessions of “One Foot in the Blues”.
When co-founding his new record label, Mike Zito turned to longtime buddy, St. Louis, Missouri bluesman, Tony Campanella as a model musician for the Gulf Coast Records imprint. The success of the decision can be heard in the feral come-on of Sonny Boy Williamson III’s “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” as Tony Campanella chews on the Blues in “Texas Chainsaw”, accuses with “You Don’t Know”, and makes his point on a chopped-up funk rhythms on “Finger on the Trigger” while Taking It to the Streetsexits with a Sunday morning Blues prayer in “Those are the Times”.
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