Fred Wesley

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US trombonist
Fred Wesley was born in 1943, the son of a high school teacher and big band leader. Like Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, his first love was jazz, until he joined the Ike And Tina Turner Revue in 1962. A brief period with Hank Ballard And The Midnighters and Army service preceded his first term with James Brown and his original band (1968-70); a brief Los Angeles period led to a second stint (1971-75) with the Godfather of Soul eventually leading J.B.'s, after its original line-up including Bootsy Collins left in 1971; the versatile trombonist then went on to featured roles with George Clinton as both a member of Funkadelic and leader of Horny Horns); he joined the Count Basie Orchestra as Al Grey's replacement in the late 1980s.
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Albums

Fred Wesley - House Party album art Fred Wesley House Party (Album) RSO, RSO, Curtom US 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - The J.B. Horns album art Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* - The J.B. Horns (Album) Gramavision Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - New Friends album art Fred Wesley New Friends (Album) Minor Music Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - Comme Ci Comme Ca album art Fred Wesley Comme Ci Comme Ca (Album) Minor Music, Minor Music US 1991 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For D.J.'s album art Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For D.J.'s (Album) Tuff City US 1992 Sell This Version
LAKE 2022 Fred Wesley - Live At The Moonwalker album art The Legendary Meters* featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis The Legendary Meters* featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis - Live At The Moonwalker(CD, Album) Lakeside LAKE 2022 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
TUF LP 0583 Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For DJ's Volume 2 album art Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For DJ's Volume 2(LP) Tuff City TUF LP 0583 US 1993 Sell This Version
MM 801027 Fred Wesley - Swing & Be Funky album art Fred Wesley Swing & Be Funky(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801027 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
LAKE 2026 Fred Wesley - Second Helping (Live At The Moonwalker) album art The Legendary Meters* Featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis The Legendary Meters* Featuring J.B. Horns*, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis - Second Helping (Live At The Moonwalker)(CD, Album) Lakeside LAKE 2026 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
PCD-2790 Fred Wesley - La Bossa - Funk Meets Jazz album art Fred Wesley La Bossa - Funk Meets Jazz(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-2790 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MM 801045 Fred Wesley - Amalgamation album art Fred Wesley Amalgamation(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801045 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - Full Circle (From Be Bop To Hip Hop) album art Fred Wesley Full Circle (From Be Bop To Hip Hop) (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records, Eagle Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
none Fred Wesley - Fred Wesley's Jazz Funk Explosion album art Fred Wesley Fred Wesley's Jazz Funk Explosion(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
801088 Fred Wesley - Essentials Vol. 2 album art Fred Wesley Essentials Vol. 2(CD, Album) Minor Music 801088 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - Wuda Cuda Shuda album art Fred Wesley Wuda Cuda Shuda (Album) Hip Bop Essence UK 2003 Sell This Version
SSPCD029 Fred Wesley - It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing  album art Fred Wesley & The Swing’n Jazz All-Stars Fred Wesley & The Swing’n Jazz All-Stars - It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing (CD) Sons Of Sound Recorded Music SSPCD029 US 2006 Sell This Version
COCB-53715 Fred Wesley - Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute To The Godfather Of Soul) album art Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins - Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute To The Godfather Of Soul)(CD, Album) Fujipacific Music Entertainment, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53715 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
1049-2 Fred Wesley - With A Little Help From My Friends album art Fred Wesley With A Little Help From My Friends(CD, Album) BHM Productions 1049-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match  are Generations album art Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match - Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match are Generations (Album) Minor Music Japan 2015 Sell This Version
V101 Fred Wesley - Studio Live Session album art Fred Wesley Studio Live Session(LP, Album, Ltd) LoEnd Records V101 Austria 2018 Sell This Version
JM 997 001 Fred Wesley - Gettin' Together album art Joe Lewis With Fred Wesley Joe Lewis With Fred Wesley - Gettin' Together(CD, Album) Jazzical Records JM 997 001 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fred Wesley - Still On The Loose / If This Be A Dream album art Fred Wesley Still On The Loose / If This Be A Dream (Single) RSO US 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - House Party album art Fred Wesley House Party (Single) RSO UK 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley - House Party / Another Song album art Fred Wesley House Party / Another Song (Maxi) Custom Service Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
URB 24 Fred Wesley - The Theme From Starsky & Hutch album art The James Taylor Quartet Featuring Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis Of The The JB's* The James Taylor Quartet Featuring Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis Of The The JB's* - The Theme From Starsky & Hutch(7", Single) Urban (2) URB 24 UK 1988 Sell This Version