Macon’s Bakin' [Maceo Parker & Fred Wasley Tribute] Old School R&B

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From the album "Funk This Groove". Licensed by Sony Entertainment. Inspiration from James Brown & The JB’s “Doing It to Death, Pt.1”, “If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up and Try It Again, Party”, “Pass the Peas” & “Gimme Some More”. This song is first a tribute to the following artists: In 1970 Brown hired The J.B.'s who helped contribute to his continuing success in the 1970's. Brown charted at least 96 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and at least 110 entries on the R&B chart. Seventeen of Brown's singles, including five credited as "James Brown and the Famous Flames", hit number-one on the R&B chart. The J.B.'s initial lineup included bassist William "Bootsy" Collins and his guitarist brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins, formerly of the obscure funk band The Pacemakers; Bobby Byrd (founder of the original Famous Flames singing group (organ), and John "Jabo" Starks (drums), both holdovers from Brown's 60s band; three inexperienced horn players, Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison, and Robert McCollough; and conga player Johnny Griggs. This version of the J.B.'s played on some of Brown's most intense funk recordings, including "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine", "Super Bad", "Soul Power", and "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing". They also accompanied Brown on a European tour (during which they recorded the long-delayed live album Love Power Peace), performed on the Sex Machine double LP, and released two instrumental singles, the much-sampled "The Grunt" and "These Are the J.B.'s". In December 1970 trombonist Fred Wesley rejoined James Brown's organization to lead the J.B.'s. Other former Brown sidemen including Maceo Parker and St. Clair Pinckney eventually followed his lead, while the Collins brothers and most of the rest of the "original" J.B.'s left Brown to join George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic collective. Wesley and Parker left in 1976. Brown continued to bill his backing band as the J.B.'s into the mid-1980s, when he changed their name to the Soul Generals, or Soul G's. One of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". James Joseph Brown, Jr. was an American recording artist and musician. My first bass fundamentals were inspired by bassist William "Bootsy" Collins and original member of JB’s. This is my salute to one of the baddest R&B/ Soul Bands of the Twentieth Century! Courtesy of Contact: // #audio #RB Soul #Club #Tribute

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