By Fred Wesley,Rickey Vincent
Wesley’s special sound reverberates via rap and hip-hop song this present day. In Hit Me, Fred, he remembers the various musicians whose impression he absorbed, starting together with his grandmother and father—both tune teachers—and together with mentors in his southern Alabama fatherland and contributors of the military band. as well as the talents he constructed operating with James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and the numerous proficient musicians of their milieu, Wesley describes the evolution of his trombone enjoying via stints with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Hank Ballard, and count number Basie’s band. He additionally recounts his schooling within the tune company, rather via his paintings in la recording sessions.
Wesley is a virtuoso storyteller, no matter if he is describing the electrical rush of performances while the entire band is within the groove, the problems of attempting to make a dwelling as a rhythm and blues musician, or the frustrations usually felt by way of sidemen. Hit Me, Fred is Wesley’s tale of music-making in all its grit and glory.
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Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Sideman by Fred Wesley,Rickey Vincent