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Fred Wesley (Born in Mobile, Ala.,July 4, 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist, who played with The Ike And Tina Turner Review in 1962 and Hank Ballard and The Midnighters before his best known period as musical director and arranger for James Brown's backing group The J.B's in the late 60's through early 1970s. Beginning in 1968 as a pivotal member of James Brown's hard working band, Fred Wesley played on numerous hit recordings including "Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud", "Mother Popcorn" and co-wrote tunes such as "Hot Pants". Read more about Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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