James Brown

Fred Wesley Headlines "A Mid-Winter's Funk Fantasy"

When the legendary James Brown issued his famous early 70s edict to “Make It Funky”, trombonist Fred Wesley answered the call. As the leader and musical director for Brown's renowned backing band The JBs, Wesley is largely responsible for the arrangements heard on some of the Godfather of Soul’s biggest hits.

James Brown Celebration with Christian McBride, Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields and more

Everybody knows that flashy exterior of James Brown ("I Got You [I Feel Good]," "Papa's Got a Brand new Bag," "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"): the dazzling dance moves, the impeccable wardrobe, the extravagant visual style, and most of all those signature grunts, moans and yells -- which all belonged to one of the greatest entertainers of our time.

'Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies

'Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies at 73.  Grateful Web sends our thoughts to his friends, family and fans.