Maceo Parker - Live Review
Here’s the teaser from the Ardmore Music Hall for Maceo Parker: “Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.” They then go on to say that he played with James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band, all big-time funk outfits. So I was pumped up for da funk!
Disappointment time! MP played about 10 minutes of funk. The rest was easy going jazzy background music. Well played, mind you, but think George Benson while you sit at the bar at the Hyatt waiting to go out for a business dinner. And MP can’t sing, either. It wasn’t a very good show given what I was anticipating.
I’m putting this show in the Robin Trower and Dick Dale bucket. Guys past their prime who I overpayed to see. Here’s a couple of pictures just to prove that I was there. See you soon, brothers and sisters.
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