Funk Overload

Funk Overload

by Maceo Parker
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/1998
Label:
What Are Records
UPC:
0744626003228
catalogNumber:
60032

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Performance Credits

Maceo Parker   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
Daniel Wise   Producer,Engineer
Michael Rucska   Composer
Natasha Maddison   Executive Producer
Michael Bianco   Art Direction
James Nyx   Composer

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