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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.

Sites:MySpace , funkyfredwesley.com , Wikipedia , Who Sampled , All Music
In Groups:Abraham Inc., Bootsy's Rubber Band, Fred & The New J.B.'s, Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Fred Wesley & The JB's, Fred Wesley Funk Band, Fred Wesley Quartet, Generations (5), Horny Horns, J-Funk Express, James Brown and His Orchestra, JB Horns, Maceo & The Macks, Maceo Parker and The Roots Revisited, Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal, P-Funk All Stars, Parliament, The Allan Barnes Band, The First Family, The J.B.'s
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