...this blog captures in order the albums as I pull these gems off the shelf and groove to them .....

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Maceo and All The King's Men (1970)

Maceo and All The King's Men  180g vinyl

  Ex-James Brown Funk'ers under the working title of Maceo and All The King's Men released this gem in 1970.   Doing their own thing was aptly titled and the 8 musicians had all left James Brown and ventured into their own paths.   

  Funk-a-holics will love this album !  

Of course led by tenor of Maceo Parker, Melvin Parker (drums), Jimmy Nolen (guitar), Elvonzo Kellum (guitar), Bernard Odum (bass), Joseph Davis (trumpet), Richard Griffith (trumpet) and L.D. Williams (sax) push out some deep down groovy grooves!

  My favourite is "Funky Women" where Maceo and the lads get to really wind this thing fully out..".and each member of the band gets their chance to add to this musical funk exploration.

  Maceo once said that this album is 2% jazz and 98% funk.....

They even do a soul ballad titled "dont waste this world away" which is fantastic and breaks the funk mold for a few mins.

This is a fun record to listen to and fans of FUNK will need to own this piece of music history.


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