Maceo Parker’s is one of jazz’s most decorated and hard-working saxophonists. “Uptown Up” is from Maceo’s 1998 release, Funk Overload. Maceo is Funky!
This 1978 composition by Venus Gang is pure fun. No politics or controversy here, just a fat, raw beat, and sexy female vocals about stars making love and loving to fly. Disco keyboard and rhythm section work meets a dubby clubby vibe that anticipates more contemporary nightclub music, and gives some of today’s producers a prime example of fun.