Bernard Odum

Profile:
American bassist, born 1931, died 17 August 2004.
When James Brown gained enough succes (and money) to hire a regular band at the end of 1958, Bernard Odum, that was already in the musical business, became bassist of his group.
Even if he was sometimes replaced by Hubert Perry, 'Sweet' Charles Sherrell or others, Bernard worked in the James Brown band until the end of the 60's and was fired (with all other musicians) when James decided to create a new young group, The J.B.'s, in the end of 1969.
Bernard then briefly joined Maceo Parker in All the King's Men group in 1970.
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Instruments & Performance

SRS 67057 Bernard Odum - Grits & Soul album art James Brown James Brown - Grits & Soul (Album) Smash Records (4) SRS 67057 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
MGS 27058, MGS-27058 Bernard Odum - Out Of Sight album art James Brown I Got You and 2 more… James Brown - Out Of Sight(LP, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) MGS 27058, MGS-27058 US 1965 Sell This Version
5-1047, ST-91987 Bernard Odum - Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud album art James Brown Goodbye My Love (Pt. 2) and 1 more… James Brown - Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud (Album) King Records (3), King Records (3) 5-1047, ST-91987 US 1969 Sell This Version
HOF-LP-1, HOF-LPS-1 Bernard Odum - Doing Their Own Thing album art Maceo And All The King's Men* Maceo And All The King's Men* - Doing Their Own Thing (Album) House Of The Fox, House Of The Fox HOF-LP-1, HOF-LPS-1 US 1970 Sell This Version
POSPX 783, 883 823-1 Bernard Odum - Soul Power album art James Brown It's A Man's World (First Version) James Brown - Soul Power (Single) Polydor, Boiling Point, Polydor, Boiling Point POSPX 783, 883 823-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
POSPX 751 Bernard Odum - Sex Machine album art James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown - Sex Machine(12", EP, Comp) Boiling Point POSPX 751 UK 1985 Sell This Version
825 714-2 Bernard Odum - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) album art James Brown Bewildered (Mono) and 4 more… James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (Comp, Album) Polydor 825 714-2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
831 700-2 Bernard Odum - CD Of JB II (Cold Sweat And Other Soul Classics) album art James Brown Good Good Lovin’ and 3 more… James Brown - CD Of JB II (Cold Sweat And Other Soul Classics) (Comp) Polydor 831 700-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
823 001-4 Bernard Odum - Live At The Apollo Volume II album art James Brown James Brown - Live At The Apollo Volume II (Album) Polydor 823 001-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
422-837 126-1 Bernard Odum - Motherlode album art James Brown Funk Bomb (Instrumental) James Brown - Motherlode (Comp) Polydor 422-837 126-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
841 516-1 Bernard Odum - Duets album art James Brown Think and 1 more… James Brown - Duets(LP, Comp) Urban (2), Polydor 841 516-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
867 523-2 Bernard Odum - I Got You ( I Feel Good) album art James Brown It's A Man's World and 1 more… James Brown - I Got You ( I Feel Good)(CD, Maxi) Polydor 867 523-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
82305-2 Bernard Odum - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974 album art Various Mashed Potatoes Various - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974(8xCD, Comp + Box) Atlantic 82305-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
849 108-2 Bernard Odum - Star Time album art James Brown Don't Be A Dropout and 21 more… James Brown - Star Time (Comp, Album) Polydor 849 108-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
INSD 5070 Bernard Odum - Grits & Grooves! album art Various Got Ta Getcha Various - Grits & Grooves!(2xLP, Comp) Instant INSD 5070 UK 1992 Sell This Version
P2-17845, P21-17845, P22-17845 Bernard Odum - Soul Pride (The Instrumentals 1960-1969) album art James Brown James Brown - Soul Pride (The Instrumentals 1960-1969)(2xCD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor P2-17845, P21-17845, P22-17845 US 1993 Sell This Version
930162 Bernard Odum - Heroes Of The 60's album art Various Various - Heroes Of The 60's(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) The Easy Rider Years Live 930162 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CPCD 8053 Bernard Odum - Tell Me What You're Gonna Do album art James Brown & The Famous Flames James Brown & The Famous Flames - Tell Me What You're Gonna Do (Comp) Charly Records CPCD 8053 UK 1995 Sell This Version
POCP-2411 Bernard Odum - Bobby Byrd Got Soul (The Best Of Bobby Byrd) album art Bobby Byrd Bobby Byrd - Bobby Byrd Got Soul (The Best Of Bobby Byrd) (Comp) Polydor POCP-2411 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
533 081-2 Bernard Odum - Sings Raw Soul album art James Brown Money Won't Change You, Part 2 James Brown - Sings Raw Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polydor 533 081-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
POCP-7308/9 Bernard Odum - James Brown's Original Funky Divas album art Various Various - James Brown's Original Funky Divas (Comp) Polydor POCP-7308/9 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
012 157 745-2 Bernard Odum - James Brown's Funky People (Part 3) album art Various If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place) Various - James Brown's Funky People (Part 3) (Comp) People (8), Polydor 012 157 745-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
FP 6906 Bernard Odum - Nothing But Funk Volume 5 (10 JB Produced Funky Selections 1965-1976) album art Various I Don't Care Various - Nothing But Funk Volume 5 (10 JB Produced Funky Selections 1965-1976)(LP, Comp) Funky People (2) FP 6906 US 2005 Sell This Version
B0007029-02 Bernard Odum - The Singles, Volume 1: The Federal Years 1956-1960 album art James Brown James Brown - The Singles, Volume 1: The Federal Years 1956-1960(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Hip-O Select B0007029-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
06024 9835531 Bernard Odum - Organized! album art Various All About My Girl Various - Organized! (Comp) Verve Records 06024 9835531 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version