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.
In Groups:
Variations:

Bernard Odum Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Bernard Odum - Grits & Soul album art James Brown James Brown - Grits & Soul (Album) Smash Records (4) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud album art James Brown Goodbye My Love (Pt. 1) and 1 more… James Brown - Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud (Album) Starday King US 1969 Sell This Version
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 US 1970 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) album art James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag and 4 more… James Brown - CD Of JB (Sex Machine And Other Soul Classics) (Comp, Album) Polydor 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) Boiling Point POSPX 751 UK 1985 Sell This Version
POSP 783 Bernard Odum - Soul Power / It's A Man's World album art James Brown It's A Man's World (First Version) James Brown - Soul Power / It's A Man's World(7", Single) Polydor, Boiling Point POSP 783 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - Live At The Apollo Volume II album art James Brown James Brown - Live At The Apollo Volume II (Album) Polydor US 1987 Sell This Version
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 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - Motherlode album art James Brown Funk Bomb (Instrumental) James Brown - Motherlode (Comp) Polydor US 1988 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
Bernard Odum - Star Time album art James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pts. 1, 2 & 3 and 21 more… James Brown - Star Time (Comp, Album) Polydor US 1991 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
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) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor P2-17845, P21-17845, P22-17845 US 1993 Sell This Version
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 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - James Brown's Original Funky Divas album art Various Various - James Brown's Original Funky Divas (Comp) PolyGram US 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)(CD, Comp) 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 Inc. 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
Bernard Odum - Organized! album art Various All About My Girl Various - Organized! (Comp) Verve Records Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
B0009472-02 Bernard Odum - The Singles, Volume 4: 1966-1967 album art James Brown James Brown - The Singles, Volume 4: 1966-1967(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Hip-O Select, Polydor B0009472-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0010411-02 Bernard Odum - The Singles, Volume 5: 1967-1969 album art James Brown James Brown - The Singles, Volume 5: 1967-1969(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Hip-O Select, Polydor B0010411-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0012204-02 Bernard Odum - The Singles, Volume 6: 1969-1970 album art James Brown James Brown - The Singles, Volume 6: 1969-1970(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Hip-O Select, Polydor B0012204-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
CDBGPD 194 Bernard Odum - The Godfather's R&B (James Brown Productions 1962-67) album art Various Faith and 13 more… Various - The Godfather's R&B (James Brown Productions 1962-67)(CD, Comp) BGP Records CDBGPD 194 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Bernard Odum - Get On Up - The James Brown Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art James Brown James Brown - Get On Up - The James Brown Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp) Polydor France 2014 Sell This Version