Maceo Parker, left, and James Brown during a 1985 performance. The saxophone in the photograph is on view in the exhibit case “Hey America.”
Maceo Parker, left, and James Brown during a 1985 performance. The saxophone in the photograph is on view in the exhibit case “Hey America.” Doug Grimes N.C. Museum of History
Maceo Parker, left, and James Brown during a 1985 performance. The saxophone in the photograph is on view in the exhibit case “Hey America.” Doug Grimes N.C. Museum of History
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