Maceo Parker is back in the islands. The legendary sax player was a crucial member of the JB’s, backing funk founder James Brown, as well as serving under George Clinton in Parliament and Funkadelic. He called HPR’s Dave Lawrence...
Maceo Parker performs at the Kahilu Theater on the Big Island Friday and the MACC on Maui Saturday; get more information on him at his website maceo.com. Here are a couple of live videos, one more recent and one vintage featuring James Brown, which were used in the radio piece. While Fred Wesley is not performing with Maceo on this tour, we spoke with him to add context to the story. We've included his complete interview for this online feature.
HPR-1 has been partially restored to O'ahu's North Shore and much of Kaua'i; we are working on an electrical problem at the Mt. Ka'ala site and once that's been resolved, repairs can be made to restore full HPR-1 signal strength. All other transmitters are operating normally.
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