The Legend Maceo Parker Talks James Brown, Michael Jackson, & More In New Interview With Smiley & West!
Maceo Parker did an interview with Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West and talked about James Brown, what James calling him out meant and other stories.
He shared stories on finding recording studios for James and how "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" came to be.
Maceo also talks about the first and only time he met Michael Jackson.
They also talked about the future of funk and Maceo's answer is interesting. It is obvious that FUNK is going nowhere and it is where the party is.
Maceo's new project is called "98% Funky Stuff" and U should check it out!
Andy Allo's performance of "People Pleaser" aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it was as funky on TV as it was live in person.
Unlike the video version, the live performance features Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty.
I do not know when her performance of "If I Was King" will air yet. We imagine sometime soon.
There is some funk all over that CD. Check it out after watching "People Pleaser" above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Time To Raise Your Hand...."
Don't miss Jimmy Kimmel LIVE tomorrow night 11/20 as Andy Allo will be performing on the show.
Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty along with the NPG will be backing double A up.
The songs scheduled to be performed will be "People Pleaser" and "If I Was King" from her new album "Superconductor" which will be released the same day on I-Tunes and Amazon. "People Pleaser" will be sure to air.
Wonder who she is pointing at during her performance of "People Pleaser".....hmm.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Great performances.....
Ledisi took to her Facebook page today to tell her about hanging with Prince and him introducing the music of Andy Allo to her.
Ledisi seemed impressed what she heard as we did a couple of months ago.
For what Ledisi had to say about Andy and the release date of "Superconductor", click on the continue reading button below.
A new interview with Andy Allo talks about "Superconductor"'s distribution, chitlins, The Chappelle Show Prince basketball skit, and more!
The DJ's at KSFM tried to label Andy as Prince's girlfriend, but had them "slow their roll" as she said they were just friend's. After they got the Prince question out of the way, they were able to concentrate on her and the upcoming "Superconductor" album, her influences,
Here is part one, where they talk about Prince, the Chappelle Show, and Andy's Basketball skills.
In part two, Andy talks about her influences, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, and even throws in some Ice Cube for good measure. They also talk about how long she has been a singer and how the DJ scared beautiful women. She also touches base on distribution and how Universal is interested.
And in part 3, they play a slightly longer version of "People Pleaser" than you have heard before. She talks about working on "Superconductor" with Prince, Maceo Parker, The Hornheadz, and THE NPG and the DJ wanting to add some triangle to the album. We also find out that the album is planned to be 9 songs.
All in all, a very good interview as we found out more about "Superconductor" and Andy is having some fun. We hear there might be some coverage of Andy in the local Sacramento paper and a cover story as well before things get kicked off in the national spotlight.
Check out the interview above and let us know what you think.-DocFB
Andy Allo took to V101.1 FM In Sacramento with Big Al this morning, previewing new tracks from "Superconductor" and who worked on the CD with her, including Prince, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, and others.
They talked all about that and more....all on one mic!!! The station has been moving buildings and did not have everything hooked up.
The songs previewed were "People Pleaser", "Superconductor", and "When Our Worlds Collide" and talked about making the record.
Big Al did want to pry a bit and ask what's going on with her and Prince. Andy said that he is a really good friend who surprised her by showing up in the studio in Sacramento while she is finishing up the CD.
It was nice to hear Andy talk about the experience making the CD and talking about touring with Prince & The NPG. I feel this was a great side to see and hear from her.
Here are a few clear sound clips from the show we were sent;
Someone caught the entire interview, which took place over 90 minutes, below. The clip below, the audio is not as clear as above but it does feature songs from "Superconductor" and a few other small clips.
Check out the lovely and talented Miss Andy Allo and say it with us...."Superconductor"...spell it out. Big Al. Just playing man! Thanks for everything.-DocFB
We cannot confirm but we hear some new tracks from Andy's "Superconductor" CD could be played during the interview. Those tracks include contributions from Prince and Maceo Parker.
On the stations Facebook page, they wonder if she will be bringing a special guest and if she is, they are not saying. Hmm.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow at 8 A.M. to catch Andy on V101.1 which you can stream right HERE!!!!
It should be a fun and good interview. Big Al is great.
Hey Al, if she brings a guest, can you ask that guest if they are going for OKC or Miami in the Finals? Hope they say OKC! I'm A Laker fan but can't get behind LeBron.
Looking forward to the interview Andy, and the preview of new music.-DocFB
ANDY ALLO's 2nd CD entitled "Superconductor" will be released early this summer. The CD contains 6 self-penned tracks and 3 songs co-written with Prince.
The 3 songs written with Prince are "Superconductor", "The Calm", and "Gone".
Special guests on the CD so far include Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, The NPG, The Hornheadz and of course-PRINCE, who also executive produced the record.
The CD is in the final stages of post-production but we have a sample provided to us exclusively by Miss Allo-herself of one of the songs Prince featured on his most recent tour of Europe.
You heard it here 1st!
Funky! That has to be Maceo Parker on that track!
What do you think of "People Pleaser" by Andy Allo?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Go on, "Take Your Time....."
We just got this photo in our inbox along with the info that the legendary Maceo Parker will be joining Prince & The NPG in the Welcome 2 Canada Tour!
The first show kicks off this weekend and you can get your tickets via Live Nation.
Here are the tour dates below:
11/25/11 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
11/26/11 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
11/30/11 – Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
12/02/11 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QB
12/03/11 – Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
12/05/11 – John Labatt Centre – London, ON
12/08/11 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
12/13-14/11 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
12/16/11 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
12/17/11 – Save on Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC
With Maceo now in the mix, it is going to be even more funky, if that is possible.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pass The Peas...along with the stuffing n mashed potatoes!!