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Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”.

Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”. That album blends raw, old school funk with the flavors of New Orleans, as Maceo and the band takes on iconic songs from Mississippi masters like Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) The Meters (“Just Kissed My Baby”) and Allen Toussaint (“Yes, We Can Can), as well as Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Prince’s “The Other Side of the Pillow” and David “Fathead” Newman’s “Hard Times.” We also get funky workouts from Parker’s own back catalog on "M A C E O" and "Cross The Track”.

Watch the video to Maceo Parker new songs “Cross The Track” first single from his forthcoming cover album “‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo” below:

“One of the things that I have enjoyed about being an artist is that sooner or later it’s time to record new material. Somehow, this time around, we decided to cover some tunes. So, that’s what this album is all about. In the studio, you have the luxury of recording songs by groups that you have enjoyed throughout the years. Once you become a recording artist, there’s a satisfaction that you are now part of the collective group of artists that you admire. Maceo & All the King’s Men was the first band I formed after leaving James Brown’s group. There is a sense of pride when, as a musician, you reach a level where your own material is in stores and being played on the air. It’s almost like graduating from local musician to world-renown artist. So it was fun to revisit two songs from that period” explains Maceo.

 

Listen to Maceo Parker new songs “Cross The Track” first single from his forthcoming cover album “Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo” below:

Maceo Parker new album “Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo” will be released through Mascot Label Group’s new imprint, The Funk Garage, on 26th June 2020.

"Soul Food Cooking With Maceo" Track List
1. Cross The Track
2. Just Kissed My Baby
3. Yes We Can Can
4. M A C E O
5. Hard Times
6. Rock Steady
7. Compared To What
8. Right Place Wrong Time
9. Other Side of the Pillow
10. Grazing In The Grass

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

Wanubalé - Nadra

Blundetto - Sunday in the Club

Khruangbin - Time (You and I)

Ruby Rushton - Sun Khosi

The Fearless Flyers - Nate Smith Is the Ace of Aces

Maceo Parker - The Cross The Track

Menahan Street Band - Queens Highway

Polyrhythmics - The Cutdown

Les Frères Smith, Seun Kuti - No Waiting

Olivier St.Louis - Runnin' Wild

Flevans, Laura Vane - Ten Feet Tall

Ambrose Akinmusire - Mr. Roscoe (consider the simultaneous)

Aaron Parks - Attention, Earthlings

Christian Sands, Marcus Strickland - Drive

Christian McBride Big Band - Don Is

Joe Downard, Alex Hitchcock - Terror

Quantum Trio - This Far

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