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Maceo Parker (/ˈmeɪsiːoʊ/; born February 14, 1943) is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown's hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Since the early 1990s, he has toured under his own name. Biography: Parker was born in Kinston, North Carolina. His father played piano and drums; his mother and father both sang in church. His brother Melvin played drums and his brother Kellis trombone. He and his brother Melvin joined James Brown in 1964; in his autobiography, Brown says that he originally wanted Melvin as his drummer, but agreed to take Maceo under his wing as part of the deal. In 1970 Parker, his brother Melvin, and a few of Brown's band members left to found Maceo & All the King's Men, which toured for two years. In 1974, Parker returned to James Brown. He also charted a...
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- Horn Riffs For DJs, 1992
- A Blow for Me, A Toot to You, 1977
- Life On Planet Groove, 1992
- Mo' Roots, 1991
- Us, 1995
- Life on Planet Groove, 1992
- Funkoverload, 1998
- Roots & Grooves, 2007
- Soul Classics, 2012
- Made by Maceo, 2003
- Southern Exposure, 1994
- Dial: Maceo, 2000
- Maceo - Soundtrack
- School's In, 2005
- Roots Revisited, 1990
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