Fred Wesley & The JB's

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Directed/Conducted by James Brown and Fred Wesley, Fred Wesley & The JB's are arguably one of the most influential bands in the history of dance music, their tunes having been sampled by later artistes to a unique extent. The band's line-up changed several times over the years, but the core membership consisted of;

Bobby Byrd (synthesizer, vocals)
Fred Thomas (bass)
Fred Wesley (trombone, horns)
James Brown (vocals)
John Jabo Starks (drums)
Lyn Collins (vocals)
Maceo Parker (saxophone)
St-Clair Pinckney (alto saxophone)
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Albums

Fred Wesley & The JB's Untitled (Album) People (8) US 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Damn Right I Am Somebody Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Damn Right I Am Somebody (Album) People (8), People (8), People (8) Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Doing It To Death Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Band* Doing It To Death (Album) Polydor Brazil 1974 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Fred Wesley & The JB's - Watermelon Man / Alone Again Naturally Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Watermelon Man / Alone Again Naturally (Single) People (8) US 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Back Stabbers Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Back Stabbers (Single) People (8) Barbados 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
PE 617 Fred Wesley & The JB's - Watermelon Man / Alone Again Naturally Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Watermelon Man / Alone Again Naturally(7", Pre) People (8) PE 617 US 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party / You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party / You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight (Single) People (8), People (8) US 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Sportin' Life Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Sportin' Life (Single) People (8) US 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Doing It To Death / Everybody Got Soul Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s* Doing It To Death / Everybody Got Soul (Single) People (8) US 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
2066393 Fred Wesley & The JB's Doing It To Death / If You Don't Get It The First Time Back Up And Try It Again Party(7") Polydor 2066393 Greece 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Damn Right I Am Somebody Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Damn Right I Am Somebody (Single) People (8), People (8) US 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Same Beat Cover-Design Fred Wesley And The J.B.'s* Same Beat (Single) People (8), People (8) Netherlands 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Rockin' Funky Watergate Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Rockin' Funky Watergate (Single) People (8) US 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Blow Your Head Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Blow Your Head Urban (2) UK 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Fred Wesley & The JB's - Doing It To Death / Sexomatic Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s* / Bar-Kays Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s* / Bar-Kays - Doing It To Death / Sexomatic (Single) Unidisc Canada 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
COL 4371 Fred Wesley & The JB's - Doing It To Death Pt 1 & Pt 2  Cover-Design Fred Wesley & The JB's Doing It To Death Pt 1 & Pt 2 (7") Collectables COL 4371 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
none Fred Wesley & The JB's - Pull Your Pants Up! U SAGGIN Cover-Design The God Sister of Soul* Presents The JB's* The God Sister of Soul* Presents The JB's* - Pull Your Pants Up! U SAGGIN(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none US 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
B0016649-21 Fred Wesley & The JB's - There It Is (Live) B/W Pass The Peas (Live) Cover-Design James Brown Featuring Fred Wesley & The JB's James Brown Featuring Fred Wesley & The JB's - There It Is (Live) B/W Pass The Peas (Live)(7", Single, Ltd) Polydor, UMe B0016649-21 US 2012 Diese Version verkaufen

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

7. April 2006
geändert over 13 years ago
One of the most influential bands in the history of dance music, Fred Wesley & The JB's had a sensational team of musicians from different musical backgrounds. Fred Wesley was a trombonist and son of Big Band leader, and naturally felt in love for Jazz, much before Funk; the Soul singer James Brown, also known as the "hottest record man in show business" or "Mr. Dynamite" had Gospel / R&B origins, even if his band gave seminal contributions to the Funk's World; the saxophonist Maceo Parker has always been connected to Funk since its very beginning in the sixties; Bobby Byrd was the man behind the organs, or the synthesizers (does anyone remember Bomb The Bass sampling “Blow Your Head” ‘s opening?)
Gloria Lavern (Lyn) Collins was the lady singer that made us "Think (About It)", while the "Funky Drummer" John Jabo Starks' set trends forever through his break beats lines; St-Clair Pinckney’s Alto-Saxophone gave a touch of class, as well as the bass lines of Fred Thomas. Do you need any further reasons to understand why they were one of the most sampled bands on the history?

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