Cooking With Maceo 16/7/20
Funk legend Maceo Parker released his first new studio album in eight years, namely 'Soul Food - Cooking With Maceo', at the end of last month, and it's the first album on the Mascot Label Group new imprint, The Funk Garage, of which 'Cross The Track' is today's Video Of The Day. He has played with each and every leader of Funk, starting with James Brown throughout the 1960's and beyond, then jumping aboard the Mothership Connection with Parliament-Funkadelic, as well as a decade long collaboration with Prince. 'Soul Food - Cooking With Maceo' blends raw, old school Funk with the flavours of the New Orleans school of music. The funky flavour of the city weaves its way through the album as Maceo and the band take on iconic songs of the Mississippi masters such as Dr. John, The Meters and Allen Toussaint as well as takes on Aretha Franklin, Prince and Maceo’s long-time hero and Ray Charles saxophonist, David "Fathead" Newman.