Fred Wesley

Fred Wesley

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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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Fred Wesley Discography

Albums

Fred Wesley House Party (Album) RSO, Curtom US 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley New Friends (Album) Minor Music Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* Pee Wee*, Fred* & Maceo* - The J.B. Horns (Album) Gramavision Inc. Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley Comme Ci Comme Ca (Album) Minor Music, Minor Music US 1991 Sell This Version
TUF LP 0575 Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For DJs(LP) Tuff City TUF LP 0575 US 1992 Sell This Version
LAKE 2022 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 Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley Maceo Parker / Fred Wesley - Horn Riffs For DJs Volume 2(LP) Tuff City TUF LP 0583 US 1993 Sell This Version
MM 801027 Fred Wesley Swing & Be Funky(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801027 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
LAKE 2026 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
MM 801045 Fred Wesley Amalgamation(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801045 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
EAGCD017 Fred Wesley Full Circle (From Be Bop To Hip Hop)(CD, Album) Eagle Records EAGCD017 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley Wuda Cuda Shuda (Album) Hip Bop Essence UK 2003 Sell This Version
COCB-53715 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 COCB-53715 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
MM 801148 Fred Wesley, Tony Match Fred Wesley, Tony Match - Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match are Generations(CD, Album) Minor Music MM 801148 Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fred Wesley Still On The Loose / If This Be A Dream (Single) RSO US 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley House Party RSO US 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley House Party (Single) RSO UK 1980 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley House Party / Another Song Custom Service Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
HNT 1003 Jaye Ella Ruth Featuring Steve Williamson + Fred Wesley Jaye Ella Ruth Featuring Steve Williamson + Fred Wesley - Y?(12") Hi Note HNT 1003 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Fred Wesley Like This, Like That (Maxi, Single) Eagle Records Europe 1998 Sell This Version
NEET 1024 Fred Wesley / Arnold Blair Fred Wesley / Arnold Blair - House Party / Tryin To Get Next To You / I Won The Big Deal (This Deal)(12") Sequel Records NEET 1024 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FSR 012 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Featuring Fred Wesley & Roy Hargrove / Michael Franti & Saul Williams Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Featuring Fred Wesley & Roy Hargrove / Michael Franti & Saul Williams - Elephants / Freedom(12") Freestyle Records (2) FSR 012 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BREAD001 Vicki* / Fred* Vicki* / Fred* - Episode One(7", Single) Breaking Baaad BREAD001 2015 Sell This Version
- Fred Wesley Funk For Your Ass / Smooth Move(Lathe, 7") Not On Label - Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none Fred Wesley The Best Of Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Eulipion Ventures Music none Europe 2011 Sell This Version