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Fred Wesley & The JB's

Band,
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. A.A.B.B. B. Newton Dessie Rozier Fred & The New J.B.'s J.B.'s Internationals James Who ? JB's Wedge Jem Snowbar Jim Jam (3) News Orb jam Steve Soul Ted Wright The Believers (2) The Godfather Of Soul The Hustle Rats The Hustlers (4) The J.B.'s The J.B.'s All Stars The James Brown Soul Train The Minister Of New New Super Heavy Funk The Sons Of Funk

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)

        
Members
PortraitJames Brown
voc 1933-2006 US
PortraitFred Wesley
tb *1943 US
PortraitBobby Byrd
voc, bvoc 1934-2007 US
PortraitLyn Collins
voc 1948-2005 US
PortraitMaceo Parker
voc, as *1943 US
PortraitSt-Clair Pinckney
ts, sax 1930-1999 US
PortraitJohn Jabo Starks
dr *1938 US
PortraitFred Thomas
b

Discography



Title Artist Year Type
There It Is (Live) B/W Pass The Peas (Live)James Brown Featuring Fred Wesley & The JB's2012Single
Doing It To Death Pt 1 & Pt 2Fred Wesley & The JB's1992Single
Doing It To Death / SexomaticFred Wesley & The JB's / Bar-Kays1991Album
Blow Your HeadFred Wesley & The JB's1989Album
Damn Right I Am SomebodyFred Wesley & The JB's1974Album
Same BeatFred Wesley & The JB's1974Single
Damn Right I Am SomebodyFred Wesley & The JB's1974Single
Rockin' Funky WatergateFred Wesley & The JB's1974Single
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 StraightFred Wesley & The JB's1973Single
UntitledFred Wesley & The JB's1973Album
Doing It To Death / If You Don't Get It The First Time Back Up And Try It Again PartyFred Wesley & The JB's1973Single
Sportin' LifeFred Wesley & The JB's1973Single
Doing It To Death / Everybody Got SoulFred Wesley & The JB's1973Single
Back StabbersFred Wesley & The JB's1972Single
Watermelon Man / Alone Again NaturallyFred Wesley & The JB's1972Single
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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