VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: LIFE ON PLANET GROOVE REVISITED
Record Label: MINOR MUSIC
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Limited Special Edition Remix of a Funk Classic and million seller. On February 14, 2018, the Godfather of the Funk Saxophone celebrated his 75th birthday and several more anniversaries. In 1964 James Brown brought Maceo and his brother Melvin on the drums in his steadily more popular band. 50 years ago, Live at the Apollo Volume II, the band of Brown arrived on the musical zenith of the radio, with Pee Wee Ellis as the architect of this new Brown Sound. Maceo still played tenor and Ellis the alto, and the week-long shows at Apollo became legendary. With Roots Revisited Maceo finally started his career as a bandleader and with Life on Planet Groove, which appeared about 25 years ago, it was finally clear: With 2% Jazz and 98% Funky Staff, this music had been given a new fresh cell treatment and Parker and his old companions Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis were in high form. Stephan Meyner, the producer of these Maceo classics, delved deep into the archives of Minor Music and discovered the original multi-track analogue tapes of these sessions in the K?lner Stadtgarten, which had extended the carnival season by 3 days for the K?lner Jecken. For friends of vinyl this is a new double album with the funk highlights of the concerts, also in much better sound than before.