The James Brown Band

Musicians Selected by James Brown himself

Danny Ray has been the M.C.  and "Cape man" for Mr. James Brown for over 40 years.

Danny Ray

M.C.

The longtime bassist for Mr. James Brown.

Fred Thomas

Bass

George "Spike" Nealy wearing large stylish sunglasses.

George "Spike" Nealey

Percussion

Leroy "Funky" Harper

Alto Sax & Keyboard

Robert "Mousey" Thompson is one of the two simultaneous drummers, Mr. James Brown would use on the road for over 15 years.

Robert "Mousey" Thompson

Drums

Keith Jenkins is the lead guitarist for The James Brown Band and the music director. Keith has toured with Mr. James Brown for over 10 years.

Keith Jenkins

Lead Guitar

Roosevelt "RJ" Johnson

Lead Singer

Sir Waldo Weathers has played with Mr. James Brown for over 20 years.

Sir Waldo Weathers

Baritone Sax

Tony Cook

Drums

Willie Bradley Jr. plays trumpet in the James Brown band and has released several jazz albums.

Willie Bradley Jr.

Trumpet

Willie Ray Brundidge is one of the two bassists for The James Brown Band and has played with Mr. James Brown for over 20 years.

Willie Ray Brundidge

Bass

Robert Watson is the rhythm guitarist for the James Brown Band and has played with Mr. James Brown for over 20 years.

Robert Watson

Rhythm Guitar