Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Shake Everything You Got" By Maceo Parker

The legendary horn section from the J.B.'s (Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis) lays down some massive brontosaurus funk on this badass live performance of Maceo's song "Shake Everything You Got." In addition to the tight horns, the rest of the band are bringin' it as well. Bassist Jerome Preston provides some thumpin' bottom, and drummer Jamal Thomas is killin' it on the drums. And guitarist Bruno Speight and keyboardist William Boulware are in the mix keeping the funk good and nasty.  Additionally, Fred Wesley blows up the the stage with a super-funky trombone solo.

"Shake Everything You Got" is from Maceo's two-disc album Roots & Grooves, released in 2007. Disc one features some great covers of Ray Charles classics such as "Hit The Road Jack," Hallelujah I Love Her So," "What I'd Say" and "Georgia On My Mind." Disc two contains original funk tracks written by Maceo, including "Advanced Funk," "Off The Hook" and "Shake Everything You Got."

Maceo will be touring all this month and has a show scheduled  tomorrow at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Check out Maceo's website for more upcoming tour dates.

Download "Shake Everything You Got" at Amazon

Related blog entry: Maceo Parker: Funk's Legendary Saxman

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