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All Music Guide - Matthew Robinson
Having steered the mothership and worked as a triggerman for the Godfather of Soul, storied sax man Maceo Parker now brings his own tight rhythm and soul sound to vinyl er, plastic in undeniable proof that he's still "got it." Combining his smoking horn with the backing of fellow legends such as trombonist Fred Wesley and new bloods such as son Corey whose intermittent raps colorfully enhance the album's youthful vibrance, Maceo works through the familiar funk and soul lines of his Parliament and JB days and adds new twists to such classics as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and "Inner City Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good," and Sly Stone's "Sing a ...
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All Music Guide - Matthew Robinson
Having steered the mothership and worked as a triggerman for the Godfather of Soul, storied sax man Maceo Parker now brings his own tight rhythm and soul sound to vinyl er, plastic in undeniable proof that he's still "got it." Combining his smoking horn with the backing of fellow legends such as trombonist Fred Wesley and new bloods such as son Corey whose intermittent raps colorfully enhance the album's youthful vibrance, Maceo works through the familiar funk and soul lines of his Parliament and JB days and adds new twists to such classics as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and "Inner City Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good," and Sly Stone's "Sing a Simple Song," while offering a number of his own well-orchestrated and well-seasoned compositions. "Youth of the World" features Maceo on a lead vocal reminiscent of Kool Moe Dee or Kurtis Blow, while "Do You Love Me" rises like Tower of Power before the sultry Chicago lines of closer "Going in Circles." Though Maceo's original lyrical attempts may be a bit immature, his years of experience and hard work shine through with every brassy attack and smooth soul note.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: What Are Records
  • UPC: 744626003228
  • Catalog Number: 60032
  • Sales rank: 32,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maceo Parker Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Flute, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Rap
Vincent Henry Tenor Saxophone
Will Boulware Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
Bruno Speight Guitar
Ron Tooley Trumpet
Fred Wesley Trombone
Steve Conte Guitar
Jerry Preston Bass, Background Vocals
Sweet Charles Sherrell Background Vocals
Jamal Thomas Drums
Technical Credits
Maceo Parker Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Joachim Becker Executive Producer
Robbie Gordon Executive Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Daniel Wise Producer, Engineer
Michael Rucska Composer
Natasha Maddison Executive Producer
Michael Bianco Art Direction
James Nyx Composer
Edward Townsend Composer
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