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 The 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

RS 1-3089, 2394 285 House Party — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley House Party (Album) RSO, RSO, Curtom RS 1-3089, 2394 285 US 1980 Sell This Version
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801016, MM 80 1016 New Friends — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley New Friends (Album) Minor Music 801016, MM 80 1016 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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GV 79462-2 Pee Wee, Fred & Maceo - The J.B. Horns  — Fred Wesley Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* - The J. B. Horns* Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* - The J. B. Horns* - Pee Wee, Fred & Maceo - The J.B. Horns (Album) Gramavision GV 79462-2 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
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314 512 002-2 Comme Ci Comme Ça — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Comme Ci Comme Ça (Album) Minor Music, Minor Music 314 512 002-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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TUF LP 0575 Horn Riffs For D.J.'s — Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For D.J.'s (Album) Tuff City TUF LP 0575 US 1992 Sell This Version
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LAKE 2022 Live At The Moonwalker — Fred Wesley 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 (Album) Lakeside LAKE 2022 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
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TUF LP 0583 Horn Riffs For DJ's Volume 2 — Fred Wesley 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
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MM 801027 Swing & Be Funky — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Swing & Be Funky(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801027 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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PCD-2790 La Bossa - Funk Meets Jazz — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley La Bossa - Funk Meets Jazz(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-2790 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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GBRLP001 West Coast Boogaloo — Fred Wesley The Greyboy Allstars With Fred Wesley The Greyboy Allstars With Fred Wesley - West Coast Boogaloo (Album) Greyboy Records GBRLP001 US 1994 Sell This Version
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PSCW-5065 Second Helping (Live At The Moonwalker) — Fred Wesley 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) (Album) Lakeside PSCW-5065 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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MM 801045 Amalgamation — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Amalgamation(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801045 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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CCD-4656 Point Of View — Fred Wesley Robert Trowers Quartet With Special Guests Al Grey / Slide Hampton / Fred Wesley Robert Trowers Quartet With Special Guests Al Grey / Slide Hampton / Fred Wesley - Point Of View (Album) Concord Records CCD-4656 US 1995 Sell This Version
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none Full Circle (From Be Bop To Hip Hop) — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Full Circle (From Be Bop To Hip Hop) (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records, Eagle Records none Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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none Fred Wesley's Jazz Funk Explosion — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Fred Wesley's Jazz Funk Explosion(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
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HIBD 8030 Wuda Cuda Shuda — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Wuda Cuda Shuda (Album) Hip Bop Essence HIBD 8030 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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SSPCD029 It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing  — Fred Wesley 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
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COCB-53716 The Godfather Of Soul Train — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins - The Godfather Of Soul Train (Album) Fujipacific Music Entertainment, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53716 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
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COCB-53715 Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute To The Godfather Of Soul) — Fred Wesley 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
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1049-2 With A Little Help From My Friends — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley With A Little Help From My Friends (Album) BHM Productions 1049-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
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PCD-93931 Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match  Are Generations — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match Are Generations (5) Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match Are Generations (5) - Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match Are Generations (Album) Minor Music PCD-93931 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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V101 Studio Live Session — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Studio Live Session(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) LoEnd Records V101 Austria 2018 Sell This Version
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JM 997 001 Gettin' Together — Fred Wesley Joe Lewis (19) With Fred Wesley Joe Lewis (19) With Fred Wesley - Gettin' Together(CD, Album) Jazzical Records (3) JM 997 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RSOX 67, 2141 299 House Party — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley House Party (Single) RSO, Curtom RSOX 67, 2141 299 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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RS 1054, 2090 503 Still On The Loose / If This Be A Dream — Fred Wesley Fred Wesley Still On The Loose / If This Be A Dream (Single) RSO RS 1054, 2090 503 US 1980 Sell This Version