Maceo Parker

Genres: Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 February 1943, Kinston, North Carolina, USA. Tenor saxophonist Maceo, and his brother Melvin (b. Kinston, North Carolina, USA; drums), played in various high school bands before joining the James Brown revue in 1964. They featured on several of the artist’s seminal recordings before embarking on an independent career in March 1970. Their new group, Maceo And The King’s Men, was completed by other defecting members of Brown’s troupe. Richard ‘Kush’ Griffith (b. 8 August 1948, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 18 June 2007, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; trumpet), Joseph ‘Joe’ Davis (trumpet), L.D. ‘Eldee’ Williams (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Nolen (guitar), Alphonso ‘Country’ Kellum (guitar) and Bernard Odum (bass) were all serving members of the James Brown Orchestra, and similarities between both groups’ music were thus inevitable. Despite this, however, neither of the King’s Men albums sold well, and...

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