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Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is a gifted saxophone player, best known for his contributions to James Brown's distinct sound. He was born in Kinston, North Carolina in a musically-rich environment. His mother and father sang in a church and both his brothers are accomplished musicians (drums and trombones).

He and his brother, Melvin Parker[?], joined James Brown in 1964; Brown, in his book, says that he originally wanted Melvin as his drummer but agreed to take Maceo under his wing as part of the deal. Maceo, Melvin and a few of Brown's band members left to found Maceo & All the Kings Men which toured for two years. In 1973 Maceo returned to James Brown's band. In 1975 Maceo and some of Brown's band members left to join George Clinton's Parliament.

Maceo once again joined James Brown from 1984 to 1988. In the 1990s he finally embraced a successful solo career. He has released seven solo records and plays 250 tour dates per year.

Maceo Parker Discography
Year Album Label
2003 Made By Maceo[?] esc Records[?] / What are Records?[?]
2000 dial: MACEO[?] esc Records[?] / What are Records?[?]
1998 Funk Overload[?] esc Records[?] / What are Records?[?]
1994 Maceo[?] (Soundtrack) Minor Music[?] (Europe Only)
1993 Southern Exposure[?] Jive Novus[?] / Minor Music[?]
1992 Life on Planet Groove[?] Verve[?] / Minor Music[?]
1991 Mo' Roots[?] Verve[?] / Minor Music[?]
1990 Roots Revisited[?] Verve[?] / Minor Music[?]
1989 For All the King's Men[?] 4th & Broadway[?]
1975 Funky Music Machine[?] House of Fox[?] / El Cello[?]
1974 Us People[?] PVine[?] (Japanese Import only at this time)
1970 Doing Their Own Thing[?] House of the Fox[?] / Charly[?]

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