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Maceo Parker

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    Thanks to his uncle (leader of the Blue Notes Band), the three Parker brothers play around North Carolina in Night-Clubs with their group, the “Junior Blue Notes”. Maceo grew up admiring saxophonist such as David “Fathead” Newman, Hank Crawford, Cannonball Adderley and King Curtis. In the 70’s Maceo hooked up with Boosty Collins, and George Clinton and his various incarnations of Funkadelic and Parliament.
    He now had work with the figure heads of Funk music at the height of their success, from the breathtakink shows of James Brown to the landing of the Mothership. In 1990 the opportunity came for Maceo to concentrate on his own projects.
    He released two successful solo albums. But it was his third solo album, Maceo’s ground breaking cd “Life on planet Groove”, recorded in 1992 which soon became a funk fan favorite. In 2003, after several years as Band Leader Maceo received a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation for his contribution as a sideman to the genre of R&B.

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