Funk legend Maceo Parker is set to release his first studio album in eight years, ‘Soul Food - Cooking with Maceo,’ on June 26th. His 16th solo album and first release on Mascot Label Group's new imprint, The Funk Garage, the album finds Parker signature punchy saxophone sound partnering with New Orleans Funk royalty to cook up a fresh selection of Soul and Funk classics, as well as Parker originals.
Woven with the threads of funk, soul, gospel, blues and rock -- and executed by some of the industry's most beloved players -- The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown's Volume 2 is available worldwide today. Collaborators on this release include Vernon Reid (Living Colour,) Speech (Arrested Development,) Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire,) Fred Wesley(The James Brown Band), Taylor Dayne and countless other talented musicians.
When the legendary James Brown issued his famous early 70s edict to “Make It Funky”, trombonist Fred Wesley answered the call. As the leader and musical director for Brown's renowned backing band The JBs, Wesley is largely responsible for the arrangements heard on some of the Godfather of Soul’s biggest hits.
Everybody knows that flashy exterior of James Brown ("I Got You [I Feel Good]," "Papa's Got a Brand new Bag," "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"): the dazzling dance moves, the impeccable wardrobe, the extravagant visual style, and most of all those signature grunts, moans and yells -- which all belonged to one of the greatest entertainers of our time.