Musically Speaking – My First Name is Maceo
Please join us for “Musically Speaking” with DJ Soul Sister – A weekly series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, with support from Charitable Film Network, Press Street, New Orleans African American Museum, Whole Foods Market, and WWOZ.
MY FIRST NAME IS MACEO by Markus Gruber
One of the key sonic architects of funk, legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker first gained fame for his 1960s – early 1970s work with James Brown, whose impassioned shouts for a sax solo (“Maceo! Blow your horn!”) would make Parker the Godfather of Soul’s most famous sideman. After leaving James Brown, Parker joined Parliament-Funkadelic, becoming an integral part of the sound of hundreds of P-Funk recordings and concerts in the mid-late 1970s, under the helm of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. Parker, who most recently has toured with Prince’s band, will be playing locallyl at Tipitina’s on February 28, two days after the screening of this documentary. (1996, 87 minutes)
FREE Admission and Refreshments! SEATING IS LIMITED. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.