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Melvin Parker

Melvin Parker (born June 7, 1944, Kinston, North Carolina) is a drummer. He and his brother, saxophonist Maceo Parker were important members of James Brown's band. Parker's drumming style was a major ingredient in James Brown's funk music innovations in the late 1960s.[1] In 1964 and 1965 Parker was the drummer on three of Brown's recordings: "Out of Sight," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," and "I Got You (I Feel Good)."[2]

Parker's first association with Brown ended when he was drafted in the mid-1960s. He was replaced in the band by Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks. Parker rejoined the band in 1969, and appeared on the album Sex Machine. In 1970 Parker was part of the famous mutiny by the James Brown band. After leaving Brown, Parker went on to join his brother Maceo's band, Maceo & All the King's Men.[3] He rejoined James Brown briefly in 1976, and played on Brown's hit single "Get Up Offa That Thing".[2]


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  2. ^ a b Sarah Bryan, Beverly Patterson, African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, North Carolina Arts Council, 2013, p. 18.
  3. ^ "Melvin Parker Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 

External links

  • " The Great Drummers of R&B Funk & Soul" By Jim Payne, Harry Weinger 2007

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