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Fred Wesley Discography (the newest update is from March 1, 2017)

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How to read this discography: In order to get a quick survey of this huge list Heinrich (the author) recommends to read the twelve categories first. Entries are generally listed by date of appearance. The latest issues are always on top. Exceptions were made where it makes sense. Also please note that label information can vary depending on the country of origin. Information on the media was given as available in the author's collection. Albums could be available on LP & CD, in principle the first issue was listed. Singles that are part of albums or of the great Universal compilations were not listed. Enjoy this unique musical journey of Mr. Fred Wesley!
 New entries are highlighted in orange
 
1.) Fred Wesley Albums
01 Fred Wesley Albums
YEAR TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2015 Fred Wesley, Leonardo Corradi, Tony Match
are Generations
CD Minor Music MM 801148
2011 The Lost Album feat. Watermelon Man (1973) CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0016192-02
2010 With A Little Help From My Friends CD BHM BHM 1049-2
2008 The Godfather Of Soul Train CD Fujipacific Music Inc. COCB 53716
2008 Funk For Your Ass CD Fujipacific Music Inc. COCB 53715
2006 It Don‘t Mean A Thing If It Ain‘t Got That Swing CD Sons Of Sound SSPCD029
2003 Wuda Cuda Shuda CD Silva Screen Records Ltd. HIBD 8030
1998 Full Circle CD Eagle Records EAGCD017
1994 Amalgamation CD Minor Music MM 801045
1993 Swing & Be Funky CD Minor Music MM 801027
1991 Comme Ci Comme Ça CD Minor Music MM 801020
1990 New Friends CD Minor Music 422-848 280-2
1990 To Someone CD HINOTE hncd 2002
1980 House Party CD Back Black Records BB0001
 
2.) Fred Wesley on James Brown Albums
02 Fred Wesley On James Brown Albums
YEAR TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
1975 Reality LP Polydor PD 6039
1975 Everybody’s Doin’ The Hustle And
Dead On The Double Bump
LP Polydor PD 6054, 2391 197
1975 Sex Machine Today LP Polydor 2391 175
1975 HOT LP Polydor PD 6059, 2391, 214
1974 Hell DLP Polydor 2672 022
1974 The Payback DLP Polydor 2679 025
1973 Slaughter’s Big Ripp-Off LP Polydor PD 6015
1973 Black Caesar LP Polydor PD 6014, 2452 004
1972 Get On The Good Foot DLP Polydor PD2-3004, 2929 004
1972 There It Is LP Polydor PD 5028, 2391 033
1971 Love Power Peace, Live At The Olympia, Paris CD Polydor 314 513 389-2
1971 Revolution Of The Mind (Live At The Apollo Vol.3) DLP Polydor PD 3003, 2452 002
1971 Hot Pants LP Polydor 2425 086
1971 Super Bad LP King KS 1127
1971 Hey America LP King KS 1124
1971 Sex Machine (Live At Home) DLP King KS 7-1115
1971 Sho Is Funky Down Here LP King KS 1110
1970 It‘s A New Day Let A Man Come In LP King KS 1095
1970 Ain‘t It Funky Now LP King KS 1092
1969 It‘s A Mother LP King KSD 1063
1969 The Popcorn LP King KS 1055
1969 Say It Loud I‘m Black & I’m Proud LP King KS 1047
1968 Say It Live And Loud, 08.26.68 Live In Dallas CD Polydor 31455 7668-2
1968 Soulful Christmas LP King KS 1040
 
3.) Also with James Brown, on these excellent compilations and later issues (many with new material)
03 Also with James Brown, on these excellent compilations and later issues (many with new material)
YEAR TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2016 James Brown Live At The Apollo Vol. iV
recorded September 13-14, 1972
2LP getondown GET54082-LP
(see also link to iTunes below)
2014 James Brown / Love · Power · Peace 3LP Polydor / Sundazed LP 5470
2014 James Brown Live At The Apollo, Vols. I – IV iTunes available as download and LP Link to iTunes
2012 James Brown / Best Of Live At The Apollo:
50th Anniversary
CD Universal Music Group B0017444-02
2011 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 10, 1975-1979 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0015279-02
2010 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 9, 1973-1975 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0014259-02
2009 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 8, 1972-73 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0013349-02
2009 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 7, 1970-72 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0012726-02
2008 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 6, 1969-70 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0012204-02
2007 James Brown: The Singles, Volume 5, 1967-69 2CD HIP-O-Select, Universal Records B0010411-02
2007 James Brown / Jazz CD Verve 09044
2003 James Brown / The 50th Anniversary Collection 2CD Polydor 000112502
2003 James Brown: Motherlode CD Polydor 0044007621127
2003 James Brown: Gimme You Hand J·B! CD Polydor Japan PCD-1301
2000 Fresh Funk, Pass The Peas: The Best Of The J.B.’s CD Polydor 012 157 744-2
1998 James Brown / Dead On The Heavy Funk 1975-83 2CD Polydor 31453 7901-2
1998 James Brown’s Original Funky Divas 2CD Polydor 537 709-2
1996 James Brown Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang CD Polydor Chronicles 531 684-2
1996 James Brown: Make It Funky The Big Payback 1971-75 2CD Polydor Chronicles 533 052-2
1996 James Brown: Foundations Of Funk 1964-69 2CD Polydor 31453 1165-2
1995 Funky Good Time: The Anthology / The J.B.’s 2CD Polydor Chronicles 31452 7094-2
1993 James Brown: Soul Pride, The Instrumentals 1960-69 2CD Polydor Chronicles 314 517 845-2
1991 James Brown Star Time (Grammy awarded CD box) 4CD Polydor 849 108-2
1990 James Brown Messing With The Blues 2CD Polydor 847 258-2
1989 James Brown / Duets CD Polydor / urban 841 516-2
2000 James Brown’s Funky People, Vol. 3 CD Polydor 012 157 745-2
1988 James Brown’s Funky People, Vol. 2 CD Polydor 835 857-2
1986 James Brown’s Funky People CD Polydor 829 417-2
1986 James Brown / In The Jungle Groove CD Polydor 829 624-2
 
4.) More recommended compilations (some with new material, there are countless more)
4.) More recommended compilations
YEAR TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2011 Fred Wesley / The Best Of, Vol.2 CD Eulipion Ventures Music available on live shows
2010 Fred Wesley / The Best Of, Vol.1 CD Eulipion Ventures Music sold out
2000 Fred Wesley / Essentials, Vol.2 CD Minor Music MM 801088
2000 … King Funk CD BGP  
1996 Back To Basics! Vol.2 CD Minor Music MM 801059
1994 Back To Basics! CD Minor Music MM 801044
 
5.) James Brown Productions
5.) James Brown Productions
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2005 Bobby Byrd: Back From The Dead CD Henry Stone Music HSM 25009
1995 Bobby Byrd: The Best Of, Got Soul CD Polydor 31452 7987-2
1989 Bobby Byrd: Hot Pants I‘m Coming, Coming, I‘m Coming CD Polydor Japan PCD-1311
1970 Bobby Byrd: I Need Help LP King K1118
2004 Vicki Anderson Anthology, Mother Popcorn CD Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 24
1975 Lyn Collins, Check Me Out If You Don‘t Know Me By Now LP People / Polydor Japan PCD-1318
1972 Lyn Collins, Think (About It) LP People / Polydor Japan PCD-1201
1974 For Sweet People From Sweet Charles (Sherrell) LP People PE 6603
1970 Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk Popcorn LP King K1078
1970 Marva Whitney: Live And Lowdown At The Apollo LP King K1079
1969 Marva Whitney: It’s My Thing LP King K1062
1969 Hank Ballard / You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down LP King KSD 1052
 
6.) Albums by The J.B.’s / Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s / Fred & The New J.B.’s /
The J.B. Horns / J.B.’s Reunion / King All Stars / J-Funk Express
6.) Albums by The J.B.’s / Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s / Fred & The New J.B.’s / The J.B. Horns / J.B.’s Reunion / King All Stars / J-Funk Express
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
1999 J.B.‘s Reunion / Bring The Funk On Down CD ZYX 20534-2
1996 J-Funk Express / This Is Rare Groove! CD Sweeca 99 Records 2151
1993 Meters feat. J.B. Horns / Live At The Moonwalker CD Lake Side Music EURCD 802
1994 Meters feat. J.B. Horns / Live At The Moonwalker,
2nd helping
CD Lake Side Music EURCD 803
1993 J-Funk Express / Gettin’ Back To My Roots CD Pioneer LDC Inc. PICP-1004
1993 The J.B. Horns / I Like It Like That CD Soulciety me 011/93
1991 The Fabulous King All Stars CD After Hours Records AFT 4116
1990 The J.B. Horns / Pee Wee, Fred & Maceo CD Gramavision GV 79462-2
1990 The J.B. Horns / Funky Good Time In Tokyo CD NHK-BS TKCB-30646
1975 The J.B.’s / Hustle With Speed LP People PE6606
1974 Fred & The New J.B.’s / Breakin’ Bread LP People PE6604
1974 Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s / Damn Right I Am Somebody LP People PE6602
1973 The J.B.’s / Doing It To Death LP People PE5603
197? The J.B.’s / Food For Funk LP Polydor Japan IP8906
1972 The J.B.’s / Food For Thought LP People PE5601
 
7.) Fred Wesley on albums by Maceo Parker or Pee Wee Ellis (NOT as The J.B. Horns)
7.) Fred Wesley on albums by Maceo Parker or Pee Wee Ellis (NOT as The J.B. Horns)
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2015 Maceo Parker / Roots Revisited – The Bremen Concert (recorded in Germany, November 7th, 1990) 2LP Minor Music MM1147
2015 Maceo Parker / Roots Revisited – The Bremen Concert (recorded in Germany, November 7th, 1990) 2CD Minor Music MM801147
2013 Pee Wee Ellis / The Spirit Of Christmas CD Minor Music MM 801143
2001 Pee Wee Ellis / Live And Funky CD Skip Records SKP 9021-2
1998 Maceo Parker / Funk Overload CD Esc Records 3657
1997 Pee Wee Ellis & NDR Big Band / What You Like CD Atlantic MM 801064
1996 Pee Wee Ellis / A New Shift CD Minor Music MM 801060
1994 Maceo / Soundtrack CD Minor Music MM 801046
1993 Maceo Parker / Southern Exposure Cd Minor Music MM 801033
1993 Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley /
Horn Riffs For DJ’s, Volume 2
LP Tuff City TUF LP 0583
1992 Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley /
Horn Riffs For DJ’s
LP Tuff City TUF LP 0575
1992 Maceo Parker / Life On Planet Groove CD Minor Music MM 801023
1991 Maceo Parker / Mo’ Roots CD Minor Music MM 801018
1990 Maceo Parker / Roots Revisited CD Minor Music MM 801015
 
8.) Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns plus other P-Funk collaborations
8.) Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns plus other P-Funk collaborations
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2011 Bootsy Collins / Tha Funk Capital Of The World CD Mascot Records M 7310 2
1994 Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns / The Final Blow CD Sequel Records NED LP 270
1979 Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns / Say Blow By Blow Backwards CD AEM Record Group 25861-2
1977 Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns / A Blow For Me A Toot For You LP Atlantic SD 18214
2006 Bootsy Collins / Christmas Is 4 Ever CD Shout! GEL 4104
2005 Bootsy Collins / The Official Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD CD United State Of The Groovement  
2002 Bootsy Collins / Play With Bootsy CD EastWest 749173
1997 Bootsy Collins / Fresh Outta `P‘ University CD WEA International 10370
1994 Bootsy Collins / Blasters of the Universe CD Rykodisc 90307
1994 Bootsy Collins / Back In The Day: The Best Of CD Warner Bros. 7599-26581-2
1993 Bernie Worrell / Pieces of Woo: The Other Side CD CMP Records CMP-CD-65
1993 Bernie Worrell / All The Woo In The World CD Reissue Arista 74321 14772 2
1993 Bernie Worrell / Blacktronic Science CD Rhino 79474
1995 P-Funk All Stars / Hydraulic Funk CD Westbound 1113
1995 George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars / Dope Dogs CD One Nation 1991
1990 Bootsy’s Rubber Band / Jungle Bass LP Island Records Inc. 846 339-1A, BRLM 550
1990 Parliament / Mothership Connection CD Casablanca Records 824 502-2
1993 George Clinton‘s Family Series, Vol. 3: Plush Funk CD AEM 2412
1988 Bootsy Collins / What‘s Bootsy Doin‘? CD Reissue Superbird SBIRD 0034
1986 George Clinton / R&B Skeletons In The Closet LP EMI Capitol 24 0552 1
1983 George Clinton P-Funk Allstars / Urban Dancefloor Guerillas CD Uncle Jam ZK-39168
1983 George Clinton / You Shouldn’t-Nuf Bit Fish LP Capitol 1C 064 7123081
1982 George Clinton / Computer Games CD Capitol C2-96266
1980 Bootsy Collins / The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away CD Warner Bros. 7599-23667-2
1980 Parliament / Trombipulation   Casablanca Records  
1979 Bootsy Collins / Ultra Wave LP Warner Bros.  
1979 Bootsy Collins / Bootsy’s Rubber Band CD Warner Bros. 7599-23295-2
1979 Bootsy Collins / This Boot Is Made For Fonk-N LP Warner Bros.  
1980 Parlet / Play Me Or Trade Me LP Casablanca Records NBLP 7224
1978 Parlet / Pleasure Principle LP Casablanca Records NBLP 7094
1978 Bootsy? / Player Of The Year LP Warner Bros. BSK 3093
1978 Parliament / Motor Booty Affair LP Casablanca Records NBLP 7125
1977 Parliament / Live: P-Funk Earth Tour LP Casablanca Records NBLP 7053
1977 Parliament / Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome LP Casablanca Records  
1977 Bootsy Collins / Aah...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! CD Reissue Warner Bros. 9 2972-2
1976 Parliamnet / Clones of Dr. Funkenstein LP Casablanca Records  
1976 Bootsy Collins / Stretchin‘ Out in Bootsy‘s Rubber Band LP Warner Bros. BS 2920
 
9.) Fred Wesley on Count Basie Issues
9.) Fred Wesley on Count Basie Issues
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2000 Count Basie / Les Incontournables CD WEA International 15410
1996 Count Basie / The Golden Years [Pablo] CD Pablo 4419
1978 Count Basie & Milt Jackson / The Big Band, Vol. 2 CD Fantasy/OJC 7412
1978 Count Basie & Milt Jackson / The Big Band, Vol. 1 CD Reissue Fantasy/OJC 7402
1978 Count Basie Live In Japan ’78 CD Reissue PABLO t.b.a.
 
10.) More Fred Wesley contributions as arranger (a) / composer (c) / guest musician (g) / producer (p)
10.) More Fred Wesley contributions as arranger (a) / composer (c) / guest musician (g) / producer (p)
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS / TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION
2016 Susanne Alt / Saxify LP / CD Venus Tunes

ALT008
FW is guest on ten tracks / g

2016 Ahmed Soultan / Music Has No Boundaries digital Antipodes Music /
Somom Records
Link to iTunes / g
2016 Mister PC / Pierangelo Crescenzio CD Unit Records UTR 4689
2015 Sine Qua Non / Make It Feel Good DS Transoul TSDS / g
2015 Socalled / Peoplewatching CD Socalled Entertainment (Exclusively Licensed to
Dare to Care Records)
Link to iTunes
Tracks 3-5 / g
2015 Agathe Jazz Quartet / Feeling Alive CD Neuklang NCD4106 / g
2014 Sid Whelan / The Story Of Ike Dupree CD Sterling Sound a / g
2013 Andrea Benini / MOPMOP Isle Of Magic CD, LP Agogo-Records AR 029 CD / g
2013 Russell Gunn & Elektrik Butterfly / Elektrik Funeral CD groidmusic.com To be released Sep. 2013 / g
2012 Django Unchained CD Universal Pepublic (The Payback) / c
2011 The Froomees / Stop Thinking Just Play It CD K˚dense KD170778 / a, g
2011 Socalled / Sleepover CD MB3 Records MB3 008 / g
2011 M4B / I Feel Your Love CD Tate Publishing And Enterprises, LLC please follow this link g
2010 Tom Browne / S’Up digital Cheetah Jazz please follow this link g
2010 The Apples / The Apples present: Kings CD, LP Freestyle FSRCD/LP083 / g
2010 The Apples / Side A, "In The Air" feat. Fred Wesley 7" 45 Freestyle FSR7065 / g
2010 Janet Jackson / Icon: Number Ones CD A&M 14577 / c
2010 Gerald Albright / Pushing the Envelope CD Heads Up Records HUI-31976 / g
2010 Robin McKelle / Mess Around CD E1 Entertainment 2098 / a
2009 The Perceptions / Running The Risk 7" 45 Freestyle FSR 7054 / g
2009 Susanne Alt / On Track CD Venus Tunes 88450205132 / g
2009 Martha High / It‘s High Time CD Diaspora Connections Inc. DCMP90101 / a, g
2009 Abraham Inc. / tweet tweet CD Table Pounding Records LBLC 6711 –
LAB 0286 / a, c, g
2009 Oumou Sangare / Seya CD Nonesuch 519650 / g
2009 Towner Galaher / Courageous Hearts CD Towner Galaher 9946 / g
2008 Stefan Redtenbacher /
Redtenbacher's Funkestra Hausmusik
CD RSB Music RSB-72874 / g
2008 Brian Culbertson / Bringing Back the Funk CD GRP 001092702 / g
2007 Socalled / Ghettoblaster CD Label Bleu under exclusive license to JDub Music Inc. JDub 105 / g
2007 Aja West / Total Recall 2012 CD Mackrosoft 2012 / g
2007 Albert King / Heat Of The Blues 2CD Music Avenue 250162 / g
2006 The Funkmasters Ltd. (Jabo & Clyde) / Come Git Summa This CD JCK & BPC Fllp 0002 / g
2006 Call, Badal, Cappadocia / Vivid CD Jazzhead 065 / g
2005 Brian Nova / I Could Have Told You CD Vivify Music VM610606 / g
2005 Mel Davis / Revealed CD Warlock Records 4253 / c
2005 T.J. Kirk / Talking Only Makes It Worse CD Ropeadope 503 / c
2005 Sam Kininger: Funk Is As Funk Does CD ESC Records 03700-2 / g
2005 Soulive / Steady Groovin‘ CD Blue Note 5639762 / a, g
2005 Jay Rodriguez / Groove Collective / People People Music Music CD Discograph 6097555 / g
2005 George Pajon / Fried Plantains CD Kufala 13 / g
2004 Stefan Redtenbacher's Funkestra /
Falling From Insanity
CD RSB Music RSB-2004 / g
2004 Mary J. Blige / Live from Los Angeles DVD Sanctuary 87514 / c
2004 Various Artists / Smooth Sax Tribute to Mary J. Blige CD Tribute Sounds 60053 / c
2004 Charles Wright / High Maintenance Woman CD A Mililon $ Worth of Memories 2003 / g
2004 Janet Jackson / From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos DVD Virgin 99508 / c
2004 Poncho Sanchez / Instant Party CD Concord Jazz 2250 / g
2004 Bonerama / Live From New York CD Bonerama g
2004 Original Soundtrack / Johnson Family Vacation CD Def Jam 000223802 / g
2004 Dodge / Starbass Invasion CD Jj Tracks 77023 / a, g
2003 Rodney Jones / Soul Manifesto Live CD Savant 2054 / c
2003 Towa Tei / Best Korea CD S.M. Entertainment SMYMCD-1 / g
2003 Javon Jackson / Easy Does It CD Palmetto 2093 / c, g
2003 Randy Brecker / 34th N Lex CD Esc Records 036842 / g
2003 Poncho Sanchez / Out Of Sight CD Concord Records SACD-1031-6 / g
2003 Terry Callier / Turn You To Love (recorded 197?) CD Electra Entertainment Group dbk502 / g
2003 GOV’T / The Deepest End, Live CD & DVD ATO Records ATO 0015 /
7910221517-2 / g
2003 Seven Eleven / Hot ’N’ Funky CD Seven Eleven Records JJT 77024 / g
2002 Karl Denson / The Bridge CD Toshiba EMI 67016 / g
2002 Lettuce / Outta Here CD Velour Recordings VEL-0205 / g
2002 The V.I.P. Club / Urban Life CD Instinct 598 / a, g
2002 Greg Edwards / Soul Spectrum: Radio Sessions CD Obsessive Records c
2002 Original Soundtrack / Undercover Brother CD Hollywood 162357 / performer
2001 Dr. John / Creole Moon CD Blue Note 345912A / a, g
2001 The Fourtops / Fourever 4-CD Hip-O 556225 / g
2001 Candy Dulfer / Live in Amsterdam [UK] CD BMG 74321826082 / c
2001 Marcus Miller / M2 CD Telarc Distribution 83534 / g
2001 Carla Cook / Dem Bones CD MAXJAZZ 111 / c, g
2001 Original Soundtrack / Snatch CD Universal International c
2001 Soulive / Doin‘ Something CD Blue Note 7243 5 27936 2 4 / a, g
2001 Monkey Business / Save the Robots CD Columbia 501695 / a, g
2000 David Mancuso / The Loft, Vol. 2 CD Nuphonic 154 / a, p
2000 Original Soundtrack / Space Cowboys (w. Clint Eastwood) CD Warner Bros. 47848 / g
2000 Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers / How‘m I Doin‘? CD Cannonball Records 27108 / g
2000 Dawn Silva / All My Funky Friends CD Groovin‘ Records GRVCD9 / a
2000 Monkey Business / Why Be in When You Could Be Out CD Columbia 497518 / g
1999 Nils Landgren / 5000 Miles CD ACT 9271-2 ACT / g
1999 Black Moon / War Zone Revisited CD Duck Down Entaprizez 2025 / c
1999 Candy Dulfer / Girls Night Out CD BMG BVCP-21074 / g
1999 Candy Dulfer / What Does It Take? CD N-Coded/Warlock 4204 / g
1998 Kirk Whalum / For You CD Warner Bros. c
1998 Charles Wright / Going to the Party CD Million Dollars 2001 / g
1998 Dunn Pearson, Jr. / Satin Sax: Undercover Lover CD Peter Pan (ISP) 9213 / c
1998 Bobby Womack / At Home in Muscle Shoals 3LP Columbia/Legacy 64830 / a
1998 Jestofunk / Universal Mother CD Irma Records, Columbia COL 489991-1 / g
1998 Jestofunk / Love in a Gold Dimension CD Irma Records 489355 / g
1997 Sista Monica Parker / Sista Monica CD Mo‘ Muscle Records 42756 / a, g
1997 Immature / The Journey CD MCA c
1997 Greyboy Allstars / A Town Called Earth CD Greyboy Records 40005 / liner notes
1997 Jestofunk / Love In A Black Dimension CD Sony Music Distribution 480390.2 / g
1997 When We Were Kings / Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ’74 CD The DAS Label/Mercury 314 534 462-2 / c
1997 Phil Upchurch / Whatever Happened to the Blues CD Ridgetop 55566 / g
1997 Dunn Pearson, Jr. / Sensuous Sax: Up All Night CD Peter Pan (ISP) 9850 / c
1996 Case / Case CD Def Jam c
1996 Gap Band V: Jammin‘ CD Mercury 812 186 / g
1996 James Taylor Quartet / Creation CD Hollywood 168054 / g
1996 Johnnie Taylor / Rated X-Traordinaire: The Best of … CD Columbia/Legacy 64818 / a strings & horns
1996 Children Of The Earth CD XIII Bis Records 132 163 / g
1996 The Bobby Byrd Tribute CD Soulciety me 00512 / a, g
1995 Original Soundtrack / Dead Presidents CD Capitol c
1995 Jazzkantine / Heiß & Fettig CD BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH 7432131525 2 / g
1995 Larry Goldings / Whatever It Takes CD Warner Bros. 9459962 / g
1995 Walter Wolfman Washington / Blue Moon Risin’ CD BMG, 4-tune records 874 530 907 / g
1995 Randy Crawford / Naked And True CD WEA g
1995 Axiom Funk / Funkcronomicon CD Axiom Records 524 077 / g
1995 The Notorious B.I.G. / Can’t You See CD Tommy Boy 0630-10961-2 / c
1994 Usher / Usher CD LaFace c
1994 Robert Trowers / Point Of View CD Concord Jazz 634479319716 / g
1994 Cecil Parker / Chirpin‘ CD Unidisc 7288 / a strings & horns
1994 The Greyboy Allstars / West Coast Boogaloo CD Greyboy Records GBRCD001 / g
1993 De La Soul / Buhloone Mindstate CD Tommy Boy 1063 / c
1993 Young Disciples / Road to Freedom CD PolyGram 514080 / g
1993 Albert King / The Ultimate Collection CD Rhino 71268 / g
1993 Candy Dulfer / Sax-A-Go-Go CD BMG Ariola Benelux B. V. 74321 111812 / g
1993 The Hot Pants Road Club feat. soulpapa Fred Wesley CD Austromechana CD3113 / a, g
1993 Color Me Badd / Time and Chance CD Giant 24524-2 / g
1993 JC-001 & D-Zire / Ride the Break CD Atlantic 92240 / g
1993 Kam / Neva Again CD EastWest c
1993 Erick Sermon / No Pressure CD Reissue Def Jam c
1993 Jim Payne’s New York! CD TDK! Records TDCN-5042 / g
1992 10,000 Maniacs / Our Time in Eden CD Elektra 61385-2 / g
1992 Slapbak / Fast Food Funkateers CD Reprise 2-45028 / g
1992 Deee-Lite / Infinity Within CD Elektra 61313-2 / g
1992 Rodney Friend / Worthy CD Word Distribution EK-47788 / g
1992 Hans Theessink / Call Me CD Minor Music MM 801022 / g
1991 Kenny Neal / Walking on Fire CD Alligator Records ALCD-4795 / g
1991 Material / The Third Power CD Axiom 422-848417-2 / g
1991 Bobby Byrd / Live in the Stuffenbau CD Eastside 800 / a, g
1991 Yvonne Jackson / I‘m Trouble CD Ichiban Records ICH-1105-CD / a, g
1990 Deee-Lite / World Clique CD Elektra 60957-2 / g
1990 Billy C. Wirtz / Backslider‘s Tractor Pull CD Hightone HCD-8024 / g
1988 Bobby Byrd & The J.B. All Stars CD Rhythm Attack Productions RAP 3-2 / a, g
1988 E.U. / Livin’ Large CD Virgin 91021-2 / a
1988 Vanessa Williams / The Right Stuff CD Wing 835694-2 / g
1987 Jamie J. Morgan / Shotgun CD Tabu Records ZK-45282 / g
1987 Kathy Mathis / Katt Walk CD Tabu Records BZT-40539 / g
1985 The Red Hot Chili Peppers / Freaky Styley CD EMI - USA CDP 79 0617 2 / a, g
1985 David Byrne / The Knee Plays CD Nonesuch 303228 / g
1985 Natalie Cole / Dangerous CD Reissue Modern 90270-2 / g
1984 Bobby Womack / The Poet II CD Reissue MCI 506 / g
1984 Grady Harrell / Mwana LP MCA Records 8979 / a, p & moog synth.
1984 Lenny Williams / Changing LP Rocshire Records XR9513 / g
1984 Frankie Lee / Ladies & the Babies CD Reissue HMG 5501 / g
1983 Natalie Cole / I‘m Ready CD Epic EK-52732 / a
1983 George Benson / Pacific Fire LP CTI Records 9010 / g
1983 Platinum Hook / Watching You CD Reissue Funky Town Grooves FTG-224 / a, g
1982 General Caine / Girls LP CBS Inc., Tabu Records a, g
1982 Gwen McCrae / Hey World 7" 45 Atlantic A 9901 / g
1982 Michael Wycoff / Love Conquers All CD Reissue BMG (Japan), RCA BVCM-35230, 88697-
22892-2 / g
1982 Stevie Woods / Woman In My Life CD Reissue Wounded Bird Records 915 / g
1981 Hamilton Bohannon / Take The Country To NYC 7" 45 Phase II Records Ltd. ZS5 02682 / g
1981 Godmoma – Here LP Elektra 5E-552 / g
1981 The S. O. S. Band / Too LP Tabu Records 37449
(US) / a strings & horns, g
1980 Earth, Wind & Fire / Faces, „Let Me Talk“ LP Columbia CGK-36795 / g
1980 Sweat Band LP Uncle Jam, CBS Inc. JZ 36857 / g
1980 Vernon Burch / Steppin’ Out LP Chocolate City CCLP 2014 / g
1979 TTF, Today Tomorrow Forever LP RSO Inc., Curtom Records a, g
1979 Hank Crawford / Cajun Sunrise LP kudu kudu39 / g
1979 Chameleon LP Elektra, Asylum Records p
1979 Curtis Mayfield / Heartbeat LP RSO Inc., Curtom Records a, g
1979 New Birth / Platinum City LP Ariola America a, g
1979 Vernon Burch / Get Up LP Chocolate City CCLP
2009 / a strings & horns
1978 George Benson / Space Album LP CTI Records CTI 7085 / g
1978 Alain Bongo / A Brand New Man LP United Artists Records UA-LA 902-G / p
1978 Rudy Copeland LP Fantasy Records a, g
1977 Richard Tate: Richard Tate LP ABC AB-1016 / g
1977 Albert King / King Albert LP   g
1976 Idris Muhammad / House Of The Rising Sun CD Reissue CTI / Sony Music 90606 / a, g
1976 George Benson / Good King Bad LP CTI Records CTI-6062 (RVG 87722) / g
1976 David Matthews with Whirlwind /
Shoogie Wanna Boogie
LP kudu ku-30 / g
1975 Esther Phillips with Beck / For All We Know LP kudu ku-28 / g
1975 Esther Phillips and Joe Beck LP kudu ku-23 / g
1976 Hank Crawford / Hank Crawford‘s Back LP kudu 63.014 / g
1975 Hank Crawford / I Hear A Symphony CD Reissue kudu 8364 / g
19?? Cora Funk LP Eboni Records ER 0005 Eboni / g


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!

The Soul Preacher

Fred Wesley Contributions, Part 1 by The Soul Preacher on Mixcloud

1. Theme From Mama Feelgood by Fred Wesley & The Hot Pants Road Club
2. Trombonic by Fred Wesley & Abraham Inc.
3. Tryin' To Get Over You b yFred Wesley & Bobby Womack
4.
The Pinocchio Theory by Fred Wesley & Bootsy Collins
5. Disciples of funk /the return of the funkateers/ by Fred Wesley & Bootsy's Rubber Band
6. Dance 'till U Bop by Fred Wesley & Candy Dulfer
7. For The Elders by Fred Wesley & Carla Cook
8. Left Hand Funk by Fred Wesley & Count Basie
9. Victory by Fred Wesley & Curtis Mayfield
10. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by Fred Wesley & Dave Matthews with Whirlwind
11. Disco To Go b yFred Wesley & Dawn Silva
12. Food For Thot by Fred Wesley & Dr. John
13. Let Me Talk by Fred Wesley & Earth Wind & Fire
14. Caravan by Fred Wesley & Esther Phillips
15. It's Cold Out Here by Fred Wesley & Frankie Lee
16. Little Boy Black by Fred Wesley & The New J.B.'s
17. The Cookie Monster by Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns
18. Damn Right I Am Somebody (Love And Happiness) DJ by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s
19. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Aint Got that Swing) b yFred Wesley & The Swing 'n Jazz All-Stars
20. Freak Of The Week by Fred Wesley & Funkadelic
21. Knock Down The Walls by Fred Wesley & General Caine
22. Gravee by Fred Wesley & The Greyboy Allstars

Fred Wesley Contributions, Part 2 by The Soul Preacher on Mixcloud

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

Fred Wesley Contributions, Part 3 by The Soul Preacher on Mixcloud

1. Fred by Fred Wesley & Seven Eleven
2.
I’ll Never Let You Break My Heart Again by Fred Wesley & Sweet Charles
3.
Ordinary Joe by Fred Wesley & Terry Callier
4. I'm for You by Fred Wesley & TTF (Today, Tomorrow, Forever)
5. A Foggy Day b yFred Wesley & Lyn Collins
6. Woman Is Man's Best Friend by Fred Wesley & Hank Ballard
7. The Big Payback by Fred Wesley & Martha High
8. Get Out of My Life by Fred Wesley & Marva Whitney
9. Fight Against Drug Abuse by Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd
10. Never Get Enough by Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd
11. Answer To Mother Popcorn (I Got A Mother For You) b yFred Wesley & Vicki Anderson
12. I’m Walking Out by Fred Wesley & Yvonne Jackson
13. Fonky Blind Man by Fred Wesley & Rudy Copeland
14. Get On The Good Foot by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s
15. My Part - Make It Funky by Fred Wesley & James Brown

 
11.) Single only releases / promotional & unissued material (just a selection)
11.) Single only releases / promotional & unissued material
YEAR ARTIST / TITLE MEDIA LABEL NUMBERS
2012

James Brown featuring Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s
There It Is (Live) B/W Pass The Peas (Live)
Live At The Apollo 1972

7" 45 Universal Music Group B0016649-21
2005 Fred Wesley / Like This Like That
(From the Album Full Circle)
maxiCD New York Collection NYC 28.003
1994 Soulstaff / Set My Soul Free 12" 45 Yo Mama Records YO 4806-1
1993 Maceo Parker / Keep Your Soul Together maxiCD Minor Music MM 801036
1990 Maceo Parker & Roots Revisited, Promo Tape
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
MC Minor Music / Rhythm Attack Productions MPC-4
1988 James Brown / The Payback CD maxiCD urban / Polydor Canada 887 604-2
19?? Walter Foster / The Peanut Man
(produced by Fred Wesley)
7" 45 Smokin‘ Music BCK-314-M
1979 Trussel / Love Injection, Gone For The Weekend 12" 45 Famous Chappell Ltd. K 12412
 
12.) European 7" Picture Sleeve Singles (just a little fun selection)
Fred Wesley Singles
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