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Fred Wesley & The JB's Free Music


Fred Wesley & The JB's Free Music

Fred Wesley & The JB's

Effective period / Period of releases: 1972 - 2006

Members: James Brown, Fred Wesley, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Maceo Parker, St-Clair Pinckney, John Jabo Starks, Fred Thomas (2)

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)