Funk Royalty Maceo Parker Releases “Hard Times,” the next single from his upcoming album
‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’
Out June 26 via The Funk Garage / Mascot Label Group
Funk legend Maceo Parker has just released “Hard Times,” the next single from his first studio album in eight years, ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo,’ out June 26th. “I have always loved and all the saxophonists who played with Ray Charles,” said Maceo, “and it was such a pleasure to record this track written by David “Fathead” Newman – to whom I presented a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997.”
His 16th solo album and first release on Mascot Label Group’s new imprint, The Funk Garage, ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ finds Parker partnering with New Orleans Funk royalty to cook up a fresh selection of Soul and Funk classics, as well as Parker originals. The album was recorded at New Orleans’ House of 1000hz with Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist and producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Madlib, Al Green).
‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavors of New Orleans, featuring collaborations with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie, Tony Hall, and a host of local musicians. The funky flavor of the city weaves its way through the album, as Maceo and the band take on iconic songs from Mississippi masters like Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) The Meters (“Just Kissed My Baby”) and Allen Toussaint (“Yes, We Can Can), as well as Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Prince’s “The Other Side of the Pillow” and David “Fathead” Newman’s “Hard Times.” We also get funky workouts from Parker’s own back catalogue on ‘M A C E O’ and ‘Cross The Track,” the staple song of Giles Peterson’s iconic WAG Club in Soho, London in the 1980s.
‘Soul Food Cooking With Maceo’ Track List
1. Cross The Track
2. Just Kissed My Baby
3. Yes We Can Can
4. M A C E O
5. Hard Times
6. Rock Steady
7. Compared To What
8. Right Place Wrong Time
9. Other Side of the Pillow
10. Grazing In The Grass
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