Fred Wesley Is The Man


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Fred Wesley is the man.

Some people may respond to this statement by saying, “who?”  Others may have heard his name tossed around. Some may have even been listening to his records for quite some time. Regardless, I’m confident that pretty much everyone who learns more about the dude would agree that he is the man…

Fred Wesley was James Brown‘s main trombone player and did a huge portion of horn arrangements for The Godfather’s hits that you know and love. He has produced and recorded a ton of music with Mr. Brown, as well as on his own with a bunch of the same musicians. I posted two tracks here. Both of them are the title tracks from their respective albums. The first is the band The J.B.’s who are famous for being James Brown‘s main backing band. It’s the title track off the album Breakin’ Bread. The second is the title track off of a record called Say Blow By Blow Backwards by the band Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns.

Pick up these albums and you shan’t be disappointed. And trust me, there are many more grooves to come…

Breakin’ Bread – Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s

Say Blow By Blow Backwards – Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns