Fred Wesley



Fred Wesley

Rating
Active
1960
Born
July 4, 1943 in Columbus
Location
Columbus, Georgia, United States
Biography
Fred Wesley (born 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s. Wesley was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of a high school teacher and big band leader. During the 1960s and 1970s he was a pivotal member of James Brown's bands, playing on many hit recordings including "Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud", "Mother Popcorn" and co-writing tunes such as "Hot Pants". His slippery riffs and pungent, precise solos, complementing those of saxophonist Maceo Parker, gave Brown's R&B, soul, and funk tunes their instrumental punch.

Top Songs by Fred Wesley


Get on the Good Foot

by Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s, &

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Let It Flow - Fred Wesley's Tribute To James Brown

Let It Flow - Fred Wesley's Tribute To James Brown

Fred Wesley November 20, 2017

10 Tracks

Fred Wesley Essentials Vol.2

Fred Wesley Essentials Vol.2

Fred Wesley November 17, 2017

11 Tracks

With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends

Fred Wesley September 24, 2010

9 Tracks

House Party

House Party

Fred Wesley November 30, 2008

8 Tracks

Wuda Cuda Shuda

Wuda Cuda Shuda

Fred Wesley September 9, 2003

12 Tracks

New Friends

New Friends

Fred Wesley November 30, 1989

10 Tracks

Comme Ci Comme Ça

Comme Ci Comme Ça

Fred Wesley

9 Tracks

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