2CD package – with one disc from James Brown, and another from Maceo Parker! The best disc here is disc 2 – which features the classic album Doing Their Own Thing, recorded by Maceo Parker & All The Kings Men! The album was recorded during a period when Maceo left James Brown's band for a few years, and struck out on his own with a firey little combo that was every bit as funky as the JBs! The record captures the group at the height of their powers, and it's a must, must, must-have for any fan of the the James Brown sound – as it's got lots of hard drums, rumbling basslines, and some killer work on funky horns
! Funny, funky, and a little bit jazzy too – and with the cuts "Funky Women", "Got to Getcha", "Southwick", "Mag-Poo", "I Remember Mr Banks", "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself", "Shake It Baby", and "Better Half". Disc 1 features a James Brown live date, recorded at Studio 54. The set's a lot less disco than you'd guess from the location of the performance – but it's still very much in that fast-funk mode that James was using at the end of the 70s – a style that was his answer to club music, but which was still largely forged out of a soulful funk-based groove! Titles include "Sex Machine", "Body Heat", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Gonna Have A Funky Good Time", "Lost Someone", and "The Payback/
It's Too Funky In Here".
(Out of print.)