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98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music

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Revealing the warm and astonishing story of an influential jazz legend, this personal narrative tells the story of a mans journey from a Southern upbringing to a career touring the world to play for adoring fans. It tells how James Brown first discovered the Parker brothers—Melvin, the drummer, and Maceo on sax—in a band at a small North Carolina nightclub in 1963. Brown hired them both, but it was Maceos signature style that helped define Browns brand of funk, and the phrase “Maceo, I want you to blow!” became part of the lexicon of black music. A riveting story of musical education with frank and revelatory insights about George Clinton and others, this definitive autobiography arrives just in time to celebrate the 70th birthday of the author—one of the funkiest musicians alive—and will be enjoyed by jazz and funk aficionados alike.

About the Author

Maceo Parker is a saxophone player who has contributed to the success of James Brown, George Clinton, and Bootsy Collins. He has collaborated with Ray Charles, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others and has had a solo career for the over 22 years. He lives in Kinston, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781613743461
Author:
Parker, Maceo
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
Soul
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Soul and Motown
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Individual Composer and Musician
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Woodwinds
Biography » Composers and Musicians

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