The Legend Maceo Parker Talks James Brown, Michael Jackson, & More In New Interview With Smiley & West!

 Maceo Parker Photo: Chris Huxley

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!

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Soul Legend Nick Ashford Of Ashford & Simpson Fame Dead At 69

Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson File Photo
Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson File Photo

Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson File Photo

Soul legend Nick Ashford, who wrote the songs "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough, has died.  He was 69 years old.  Nick had been suffering from throat cancer for a while.

Ashford teamed with his wife, Valerie Simpson, to become the duo Ashford & Simpson and recorded "Solid" a huge soul hit back in the 80's.  They formed in the 60s' but did not have break out success until the late 70's.  Nick & Valerie also wrote "Let's Get Stoned" for Ray Charles back in the 1960's and Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" a soul anthem, back in the 70's as well.

Nick stood tall in life and when he was fighting throat cancer.  His career in soul music and as a songwriter will always be "Solid" even in death.

Our condolences go to Valerie Simpson and Ashford's family at this time.-Dr.FB

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