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Mo' Roots

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Album Review

The second Roots installment, Mo' Roots was cut minus Pullen and Collins, leaning a little more toward the instrumental soul side. Three fine originals in conjunction with covers of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Horace Silver, and Lionel Hampton.

Customer Reviews

An amazing album

This album is just so awesome there has never been a day in my life that I don't listen to this album. Ever since my jazz band director introduced me to the song, Chicken, I knew I had to search for the artist. Overall, I highly recommend this album for anyone and I just absolutely love the album.

Best maceo Parker album

This is in my opinion the best of maceo! Especially his improv work on hallelujah I love her so. Great album! Get it!


Born: February 14, 1943 in Kinston, NC

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the key sonic architects of funk, Maceo Parker first became a legend for his work with James Brown, whose impassioned shouts for a sax solo ("Maceo! Blow your horn!") would make Parker the Godfather of Soul's most famous sideman, though Parker would continue to enjoy a successful career long after leaving Brown's employ. Maceo Parker was born on February 14, 1943 in Kinston, North Carolina. Parker's mother and father both had an appreciation for music and sang in their church's choir, but...
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