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Doing Their Own Thing
Maceo Parker & All the Kin'g Men
Doing Their Own Thing
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Maceo Parker & All the Kin'g Men
Title: Doing Their Own Thing
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Release Date: 8/21/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 030206113723

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Maceo wont you to blow in the ghetto bother
Sherance M. Brothers | Jasper, Alabama United States | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"long lost, this was made when maceo, and other members of james brown band got sick of the godfather's crap and walked out, maceo proved he could hold his own, then james brown playa hating had this record removed from the shelves back in the day, but still this is the bomb, if you love maceo get this."
The man is funky...
John Folger | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love James Brown's singles but are annoyed that they trail off just when Maceo is starting to work his sax solo, get this album. If you like Soul Pride (the collection of James Brown instrumentals) and/or The JB's Anthology, get this album. If you like Maceo's solo albums (especially Life On Planet Groove, which contains two songs from this album), you won't be disappointed here. It is a great, mostly instrumental album. As Maceo says, it's 2% Jazz, 98% FUNKY STUFF...But beware, it may take a while to actually get the album in the mail--but it is worth the wait."
M. Conklin | Illinois, USA | 08/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"after temporarily leaving james brown's band in the early 70s, maceo parker put this group together with his brother, drummer melvin parker, and a mess of james brown's ex-players. the kings men were comprised of two trumpeters - joe davis and kush griffith, another tenor sax - eldee williams, two guitar players - chank nolen and country kellum, a bassist - bernard odum, and melvin on the kit. the music they created was insanely soulful and not all that unlike maceo's work as part of the jbs. it has lots of wah-wah guitar, tight drumming, funky bass and, of course, excellent horn playing. not surprisingly, maceo gets 99% of the solo time, but you'll still be drawn to the rest of the band - they're on the ball for every track. doing their own thing is a mostly instrumental release, but a few of the cuts have some chanting ("maceo"), storytelling ("funky women") and straight-up singing, like on "got to getcha", the james brown-like "shake it baby" and the soulful ballad "don't waste this world away"."