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Tagged With: Fred Wesley

Favorite Music Book – “Hit Me Fred” – Fred Wesley in the James Brown Band

Fred Wesley is one of the creators of funk music. He was there when James Brown (most likely inspired by his rival Little Richard) put the stress on the “one” beat. Funk would not only take over the dance floor in the 1970s, it also laid the foundations for hip-hop and electronic music. James Brown … Continue reading »

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Favorite Music Book – "Hit Me Fred" – Fred Wesley in the James Brown Band

Fred Wesley is one of the creators of funk music. He was there when James Brown (most likely inspired by his rival Little Richard) put the stress on the “one” beat. Funk would not only take over the dance floor in the 1970s, it also laid the foundations for hip-hop and electronic music. James Brown … Continue reading »

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Summer Records – James Brown, Allen Stone, Jack White, Little Dragon, Pixies and Goldfrapp

Here are a few of my secret summer records. These artists’ releases come fully tested and highly recommended. Best Summer Soul – Tried and True -James Brown –¬†James Brown’s Funky People Volume 1¬† On this rare collection The Godfather of Soul plays lesser-known funk songs that are as strong as his legendary rhythm machine.

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