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Bandmate Recalls James Brown's Signature Style

Saxophonist Maceo Parker began playing with James Brown's band back in the 1960s, and his signature style helped define James Brown's brand of funk.

Parker recalls how Brown worked with his band, and his influence on black pride with the song "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud."

Robert Siegel talks with Parker about the death of James Brown.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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