Category Archives: Fred Wesley
“Pataralho” disco sensacional, quando saiu não acreditei que pudesse ser verdade, é incrivel esta reunião em meados de 2008, alias se se liga no time:
Fred Wesley – trombone, vocals
Bootsy Collins – bass, vocals
Jabo Starks – drums
Clyde Stubblefield – drums
Bruce Cox – drums
Dwayne Dolphin – bass
Reggie Ward – bass
Bill Dickens – bass
Catfish Collins – guitar
Bob Both – guitar
Johnny Griggs – percussion
Keith Cheatham – keyboards
Morris Mingo – keyboards
Fred Wesley – Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute to The Godfather Of Soul) (2008)
Note for “Gringos”
Most of the material here was produced by Fred Wesley and it is classic old-school J.B.’s sound at their best. All them guys are here, including both funky drummers.
And of top of it we have a few tracks produced by Bootsy Collins which of course sound typical recent Bootsy and add contemporary R&B-ish flavor to the whole album.
Fred Wesley 2008 Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute to The Godfather Of Soul)
Paulada sonora na cabeça, este disco de 2008 repleto de convidados e cheio de Groove.
Meio que obscuro e dificl de encontrar na NET, portanto aproveitem.
1. FUNK FOR YOUR ASS/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
2. LIVIN’ IN AMERICA FEAT.’ICANDI’/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.ICandi
3. GET ON THE GOOD FOOT/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
4. I’M GONNA GETCHA/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
5. MAN’S WORLD FEAT.’MS.CANDICE’/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.Ms.Candice
6. HIPPITY HOBBIT/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
7. CRAZY/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
8. I GOT THE FEELIN’/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
9. LAP-DANCER FEAT.’SUGARFOOT’ OF THE OHIO PLAYERS/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.’Sugarfoot’ of the Ohio
10. SEX MACHINE/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
11. SCOOT YOUR BOOTIE/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
12. OUT OF SIGHT FEAT.’DJIZZLE’/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.DJizzie
13. THE BIG PAYBACK/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
14. LOVE FOR SALE/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
15. MAKING IT UP/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins
16. LET IT FLOW FEAT.THE LATE GREAT ‘BOBBY BYRD’/ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.The Late Great Bobby Byr
17. */ Fred Wesley feat.Jab’o Starks & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins feat.The Late Great Bobby Byr
E começa hoje o BMW Jazz Festival.
Em São Paulo as apresentações acontecerão no Via Funchal: Rua Funchal, 65 – Vila Olímpia. Telefone: (0xx11) 3846-2300 – site: http://www.viafunchal.com.br
A programação no Via Funchal é a seguinte:
Sexta-Feira, 08/06, a partir das 20h30:
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet; Toninho Feragutti, Bebê Kramer e convidados; Corea, Clarke & White.
Sábado, 09/06, a partir das 20h30:
Clayton Brothers Quintet; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Maceo Parker e convidados Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.
Domingo, 10/06, a partir das 20h30
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; Ninety Miles; Charles Lloyd Quartet.
Ainda em São Paulo, no domingo à partir das 17hs, teremos também dois shows gratuitos na plateia externa do Auditório Ibirapuera: Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/n – Portão 2 do Parque Ibirapuera, com The Clayton Brothers Quintet e Maceo Parker e seus convidados especiais Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.
Já no Rio de Janeiro, o festival acontecerá no Teatro Oi Casa Grande: Av. Afrânio Melo Franco, 290 – Leblon. Telefone: (0xx21) 3114-3712 – site: http://oicasagrande.oi.com.br/
E a programação é:
Segunda-feira, 11/06, a partir das 21h
Corea, Clarke & White; Ninety Miles.
Terça-feira, 12/06, a partir das 21h
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Maceo Parker e convidados Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.
Quarta-feira, 13/06, a partir das 21h
Charles Lloyd Quartet; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.
Algumas dicas para os amigos de São Paulo que forem ao BMW Jazz Festival:Se você for de carro, prepare os bolsos pois os estacionamentos estarão cobrando um tanto caro por lá (média de R$ 25).
Quem quiser utilizar o transporte público, pode pegar a linha 9 – esmeralda da CPTM e descer na estação Vila Olimpia, já que as estações de metrô/trem encerram as atividades a 1hs do domingo.
O problema de ir com transporte público é se os shows atrasarem e você ficar na mão.
E se algum amigo do Rio quiser passar dicas de transporte para o Teatro Oi Casa Grande, fique à vontade.
Nós do Original Funk Music estaremos presentes no sábado.E no domingo estaremos lá também, sabe lá quando teremos novamente Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley e Pee Wee Ellis juntos no Brasil.
Aproveitando o ensejo da proximidade do evento BMW Jazz Festival, mais informações neste link: http://www.bmw.com.br/br/pt/insights/events/jazz_festival/2012/showroom/index.html, e também no nosso site, neste outro link: http://originalfunkmusic.com/?p=5840.
O foco desta postagem se baseia em nosso informe da apresentação de Maceo Parker com os convidados mais que especias Fred Wesley e Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, na edição 2012 do BMW Jazz Festival, estaremos postando os três discos conhecidos de Fred Wesley And The Horny Horns Featuring Maceo Parker, infelizmente Pee Wee, não participou de nenhuma das gravações destes discos, mas temos outro importante membro que também já havia deixado a The J.B.’s, o trompetista Richard ”Kush” Griffith. Vamos as apresentações:
Richard ”Kush” Griffith
Featuring Maceo Parker
by Alex Henderson
Trombonist Fred Wesley, saxophonist Maceo Parker, and trumpeters Richard “Kush” Griffith and Rick Gardner comprised Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns, one of the many Parliament/Funkadelic spin-offs that George Clinton worked with in the late ’70s. Back then, the Horny Horns were Parliament/Funkadelic’s horn section and they also backed Clinton associates like Bootsy’s Rubber Band (led by singer Bootsy Collins), Parlet and the Brides of Funkenstein. But Wesley and Parker (who plays both tenor and alto sax) were embracing hardcore funk and soul long before they became part of Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic empire; in the ’60s, the thing that made them famous was their association with the seminal Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Like Augusta, GA’s Brown, Wesley and Parker are both from the Deep South, Wesley was born in Mobile, AL, in 1944, while the slightly older Parker was born in North Carolina in 1943. And both of them were in their twenties when they joined Brown’s horn section in the early ’60s. A true perfectionist, Brown was notoriously demanding. He was rightly exalted as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business and Brown expected a lot from his sidemen. But Wesley and Parker were up for the challenge — they were superb musicians who could handle jazz, as well as soul and funk. Though Brown is primarily an R&B singer, he has always identified with jazz, and the fact that Wesley and Parker were quite capable of playing jazz was a definite plus in the Godfather’s mind. In the ’60s and early ’70s, Wesley and Parker played on many of Brown’s major hits. But by 1976, they had left his employ and gone to work for a different funkster who was heavily influenced by the Godfather’s innovations: George Clinton. Of course, Clinton is a major innovator himself and when Wesley and Parker joined Parliament/Funkadelic’s horn section, they continued to be on the cutting edge of funk. After working with them on Parliament classics like The Mothership Connection and The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (both released in 1976) as well as on Bootsy Collins’ debut album, Stretchin’ Out in Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Clinton decided to oversee a spin-off group that was dubbed Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns. In 1977, Clinton and Collins produced the Horny Horns’ first LP, A Blow for Me, A Toot for You for Atlantic. Part of the record is pure p-funk, although it also contains some jazz-funk instrumentals. The same goes for the Horny Horns’ second Atlantic LP, Say Blow by Blow Backwards, which Wesley produced with Clinton and Collins in 1979. Like the Horny Horns’ first album, Say Blow By Blow Backwards ranges from vocal-oriented p-funk to instrumental soul-jazz. Neither of those LPs were the big sellers that many of Parliament and Funkadelic’s albums were, but they did catch the attention of diehard p-funk collectors. By 1982, Clinton had quit using the names Parliament and Funkadelic and was officially billing himself as a solo artist, but fans continued to call his horn section the Horny Horns. Wesley and Parker went on to record jazz-oriented instrumental albums in the ’90s — Wesley for Antilles, Parker, for Verve — in addition to doing session work for a variety of artists.
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – A Blow For Me, A Toot To You
Atlantic – SD 18214
Vinyl, LP, Album
Funk / Soul, Jazz
A1 Up For The Down Stroke
Written-By – B. Worrell*, W. Collins*, G. Clinton*
A2 A Blow For Me, A Toot To You
Written-By – W. Collins*, F. Wesley*, G. Clinton*
A3 When In Doubt: Vamp
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Shider*, G. Clinton*
B1 Between Two Sheets
Written-By – W. Collins*, G. Clinton*, M. Parker*
B2 Four Play
Written-By – W. Collins*, G. Clinton*, G. Goins*
B3 Peace Fugue
Written-By – F. Wesley*
Bass – Bootsy Collins
Drums – Bootsy Collins, Frank Waddy, Jerome Brailey
Engineer – Jim Callon, Jim Vitti
Guitar – Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Garry Shider, Glen Goins, Michael Hampton
Horns – Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
Producer – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
Saxophone [Tenor, Alto] – Maceo Parker
Trombone – Fred Wesley
Trumpet – Richard Griffith, Rick Gardner
Vocals – Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Dawn Silva, Fred Wesley, Gary Mudbone Cooper, George Clinton, Lynn Mabry, Maceo Parker, Randy Crawford, Richard Griffith, Rick Gardner, Robert “P-Nut” Johnson, Taka Kahn
E foram anunciadas as atrações do BMW Jazz Festival 2012.
O BMW Jazz Festival acontecerá de 8 a 10 de junho em São Paulo, e de 11 a 13 de junho no Rio.
Em São Paulo o festival acontecerá no Via Funchal, e no Rio de Janeiro no Teatro Oi Casa Grande.
Segundo informações, dia 10 de junho, Maceo Parker e The Clayton Brothers farão um show gratuito no Parque do Ibirapuera.
Além dos shows, o BMW Jazz Festival oferecerá seis workshops gratuitos, na Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo, ministrados por Chick Corea, Lenny Whitw, Stanley Clarke, Charles Lloyd, Christian Scott e Trombone Shorty.
Vejam as outras atrações do BMW Jazz Festival:
Charles Lloyd (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);
The Clayton Brothers (São Paulo);
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);
Ambrose Akinmusire (São Paulo);
Nintey Miles Project (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (São Paulo);
Toninho Ferragutti e Bebê Kramer (São Paulo).
Se ano passado a Família Original esteve presente nos dois shows de Fred Wesley no Brasil, com certeza não iremos ficar fora dessas apresentações.
De 8 a 10 de junho em São Paulo, no Via Funchal.
De 11 a 13 de junho no Rio de Janeiro, no Teatro Oi Casa Grande.
Fred Wesley (born July 4, 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 Columbus, Georgia, 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. In the 1970s he also served as band leader and musical director of Brown’s band the J.B.’s and did much of the composing and arranging for the group. He left Brown’s band in 1975 and spent several years playing with George Clinton’s various Parliament/Funkadelic projects, even recording a couple of albums as the leader of a spin-off group, The Horny Horns.
Wesley became a force in jazz in 1978 when he joined the Count Basie Orchestra. He released his first jazz album as a leader, To Someone in 1988. It was followed by New Friends in 1990, Comme Ci Comme Ca in 1991, the live album Swing and Be Funky, and Amalgamation in 1994.
In the early nineties Wesley toured with his colleagues from the James Brown band, Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker, as the JB Horns. With the departure of Ellis the band became The Maceo Parker Band. Wesley was featured trombonist with Parker until 1996 when he formed his own band, The Fred Wesley Group.
Wesley’s 35-year career includes playing with and arranging for a wide variety of other artist such as Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Randy Crawford, Vanessa Williams, The SOS Band, Cameo, Van Morrison, Socalled and rappers De La Soul, to name a few. Many other artists have sampled his work.
In 2002 Wesley wrote Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Sideman (ISBN 0-8223-2909-3), an autobiography about his life as a sideman. Also in 2002 he recorded an album entitled Cuda Wuda Shuda with a group of jazz musicians calling themselves the Fred Wesley Band.
Wesley served as an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies department of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2004 to 2006.
Mais uma paulada nos ouvidos, este disco chegou ainda inedito e quem me enviou pediu para esperar sair lá fora antes de postar, portanto depois de quase 2 meses esperando é chegada a hora, disco pra curtir do inicio ao fim.
With A Little Help From My Friends
01. Spring like
02. Swedish funkballs
04. Ashes to ashes
05. Palms up
08. Everywhere is out of town
09. Peace fugue