Funk Friday: Maceo and the Macks – “Soul Power ’74” (1973)

Just some straight, grimy funk for your Friday afternoon.

Maceo! Blow your horn!” That’s how James Brown would dynamically signal his favorite horn player to take another stinging sax solo — and Maceo Parker never once let his boss down. Parker‘s jabbing workouts in the midst of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” and “Cold Sweat” made him a household name among ’60s funk fans — not bad for a kid fresh out of college who got the gig primarily becauseBrown coveted his brother Melvin‘s drumming chops.

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