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Fred Wesley Contributions, Part 2

Fred Wesley Contributions, Part 2

Legendary band leader, arranger and trombonist Fred Wesley ist best known for his work with The Godfather Of Soul, James Brown. Nevertheless this threepart radio program focuses on Wesley's numerous other contributions. Two parts will contain some James Brown productions though. The collaborations of Wesley and Brown of course have become classics for good reason, but sometimes Mr. Wesley is unfairly reduced to his 7 year period with The Godfather. In fact, he's been composing and making music for more than 50 years now. So this playlist shall take you to the next level of listening to Wesley's uniquely inspiring music. So far, friendly Fred has lent his talent to artists around the world on more than 150 albums! For your "infotainment" I have picked 60 masterpieces with 4 and a half hours of mostly funky but also jazzy Wesley-related grooves. All with the man himself!


Kaptain Kell

Pure funk 😍

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© 2013, compilation and photos for this series by The Soul Preacher.

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1. Dfu by Fred Wesley & Groove Collective
2. Canadian Sunset by Fred Wesley & Hank Crawford
3. Hard To Face The Music by Fred Wesley & Idris Muhammad
4. Sweety pie by Fred Wesley & J-Funk Express
5. I Wanna Be Like You b yFred Wesley & J-Funk Express
6. Sweet And Tangy by Fred Wesley & The J.B. Horns
7. Funky good time by Fred Wesley & The Meters
8. Up on 45 (part 1) by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s Reunion
9. "Wine Spot" by Fred Wesley
10. Seulb (Blues backwards!) by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s
11. Do That Funk by Fred Wesley & Funkmasters ("Jabo" Starks & Clyde Stubblefield)
12. Superfred by Fred Wesley & Lettuce
13. Burning Down The House by Fred Wesley & Marcus Miller
14. Run Around by Fred Wesley & Mop Mop
15. Hit Record by Fred Wesley & New Birth
16. Stop by by Fred Wesley & Nils Landgren Funk Unit
17. Funk until the edge of time by Fred Wesley & Parlet
18. Handcuffs by Fred Wesley & Parliament
19. New Moon by Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis
20. JB's Strut by Fred Wesley & Poncho Sanchez
21. I’ll Be Around by Fred Wesley & Randy Crawford
22. The Joint is Jumpin by Fred Wesley & Robert Trowers


part 2 is even better than part 1 IMO. Thanks for this!