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The J.B.'s

Band,
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Fred Wesley & The JB's The J.B.'s All Stars

James Brown's very own band in the People/Starday King/Polydor days. Lineup changed prominently over time and recording sessions. But the main forces where: Bobby Byrd (Organ, Vocals) St.Clair Pinckney a.k.a 'Pink' (Alto-Saxophone) Fred Wesley (Trombone, Horns) Maceo Parker (Saxophone) Fred Thomas (Bass) John 'Jabo' Starks (Drums) They used various guitarists, mainly: Herlon Martin & Jimmy Nolen

        
Members
PortraitJames Brown
voc 1933-2006 US
PortraitFred Wesley
tb *1943 US
PortraitBobby Byrd
voc, bvoc 1934-2007 US
PortraitPhilippe Wynne
voc, bvoc *1941
PortraitMaceo Parker
voc, as *1943 US
PortraitClyde Stubblefield
dr *1943 US
PortraitFrank Waddy
dr, perc, voc
Tiger Martin
dr
PortraitJohnny Griggs
perc, cng US
PortraitSt-Clair Pinckney
ts, sax 1930-1999 US
Portrait'Sweet' Charles Sherrell
key *1943 US
Bobby Roach
g, voc
Darryl Hassan Jamison
tr
PortraitJohn Jabo Starks
dr *1938 US
PortraitFred Thomas
b
John Morgan
dr, tam
PortraitClayton Gunnells
tr, voc US
PortraitRobert Chopper McCollough
sax, ts US
PortraitWilliam Earl Collins
b *1951 US
PortraitPhelps Collins, Jr.
US
Popular Tracks   
People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul - Remix on Motherlode by James Brown
Pass The Peas on James Brown's Funky People by Various Artists
Make It Funky - Pt. 1 on 70's Funk Classics by James Brown
Super Bad - Pts.1 & 2 on Gold by James Brown
Gimme Some More on Food For Thought by The J.B.'s
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose - Remix on In the Jungle Groove by James Brown
Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) on Star Time by James Brown
Pass The Peas on Food For Thought by The J.B.'s
Doing It To Death - Pts. 1 & 2 on Doing It To Death by The J.B.'s
You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And l'll Be Straight on Funky Good Time: The Anthology by The J.B.'s

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Soopastole Edits Vol. 6The J.B.'s & Bobby Byrd2017Single
Blues And Pants / Who's Making Love?The J.B.'s / Lou Donaldson2005Album
Cold SweatJames Brown & The J.B.'s2004Album
World Of SoulJames Brown & The J.B.'s2004Album
An Avalance Of FunkJames Brown & The J.B.'s2003Album
Funky President / Funky SongThe J.B.'s / Ripple2001Album
Pass The Peas: The Best Of The J.B.'sThe J.B.'s2000Compil.
Bring The Funk On DownThe J.B.'s1999Album
Funky MenJames Brown Featuring Bobby Byrd, The J.B.'s1997Compil.
Soul MastercutsThe J.B.'s & James Brown1996Compil.
Roy Ayers / The J.B.'sRoy Ayers / The J.B.'s1995Album
Funky Good Time: The AnthologyThe J.B.'s1995Compil.
Food For Funk (J.B.'s 45's Groove)The J.B.'s1990Compil.
The Grunt (Parts 1 & 2)The J.B.'s1989Compil.
Just Wanna Make You DanceThe J.B.'s1979Album
Rock Groove Machine / RockThe J.B.'s1979Album
Groove MachineThe J.B.'s1979Album
Give Me Some Skin / People Wake Up And LiveJames Brown & The J.B.'s1977Single
Music For The People / CrossoverThe J.B.'s1977Single
Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More TimeThe J.B.'s With James Brown1976Single
All Aboard The Soul Funky Train / Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be YoursThe J.B.'s1976Single
Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part I) / Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself And You Be Yours (Part II)The J.B.'s1975Single
Giving Up Food For Funk - The Best Of J.B.'sThe J.B.'s1975Compil.
Hustle With SpeedThe J.B.'s1975Album
SoulThe J.B.'s, Act 1, James Brown, Lyn Collins1974Single
Doing It To DeathThe J.B.'s1973Album
Pass The Peas / Givin' Up Food For Funk, Part 1The J.B.'s1972Single
Givin' Up Food For FunkThe J.B.'s1972Single
Hot Pants Road / The GruntThe J.B.'s1972Single
Use MeThe J.B.'s1972Single
Pass The PeasThe J.B.'s1972Single
Food For Thought (Pass The Peas I Mean Gimme Some More)The J.B.'s1972Album
These Are The J.B.'sThe J.B.'s1971Album
My BrotherThe J.B.'s1971Single
Gimme Some MoreThe J.B.'s1971Single
These Are The J.B.sThe J.B.'s1970Single
The GruntThe J.B.'s1970Single
Funky Good Times: The Anthology Volume 2The J.B.'sCompil.
The Best Of J.B.'sThe J.B.'sCompil.
Funky Good Times: The Anthology Volume 1The J.B.'sCompil.
Soul MastercutsThe J.B.'sCompil.
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