Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s DAMN RIGHT I'M SOMEBODY Vinyl Record has been added to your cart. Click here to edit your cart.
or Continue Shopping

Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s DAMN RIGHT I'M SOMEBODY Vinyl Record

Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s DAMN RIGHT I'M SOMEBODY Vinyl Record
In 1974 one of James Browns most important band- leaders and sidemen trombonist Fred Wesley would release not one but two albums as a leader including Damn Right, I Am Somebody. Starting with an evocative cover it was clear to fans that this album wasn't all about a party. Deep messages abound in the songs here, such as the nearly 10-minute workout "I'm Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying. " Social messages aside, Fred and his assembled JBs were a party-moving funk machine at heart, as heard on "If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up and Try It Again Party" and the laid-back groove of "Same Beat" (with prototypical sampling of Jesse Jackson exhorting an audience to chant "I am / Somebody"). Nestled among these raise-your -first classics is one of the most experimental funk ever made: "Blow Your Head," known to relatively modern listeners as the backbone of Public Enemy's "Public Enemy #1" (from 1987). Get on Down pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150-gram vinyl, housed in a 1970 style Stoughton jacket in an 8-gauge custom poly bag emblazoned with an embossed People Records logo. In addition, the package comes with 22'x 22' poster featuring the original cover art, as well as a 7-inch flexidisc of the rare "Unrubbed Version" (without Moog) of Fred Wesley & the JBs' 1973 single "Blow Your Head. " This version was only available previously on 2000s James Brown Funky People Part 3 compilation.

Track List
[Disc 1]
  1. Damn Right, I Am Somebody
  2. Blow Your Head
  3. I'm Payin' Taxes, What Am I Buyin'?
  4. Same Beat (Pt. 1)
  5. If You Don't Get It the First Time, Back Up & Try It Again, Parrty
  6. Make Me What You Want Me to Be
  7. Going to Get a Thrill
  8. You Sure Love to Ball
[Disc 2]
  1. Blow Your Head (Unrubbed Version)

Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Out of Stock
United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days
Guarantee: Backed by the Merchbar Money Back Promise.
Unopened, unworn products can be returned within 30 days.
Learn more

Related Artists

Learn More

Most orders ship the next business day after an order is placed and on average are received 3.8 business days after shipment. Please note that some orders may take up to 10 business days to arrive - especially during peak shipping times, inclement weather or when shipping to remote locations within the United States.

We want you to be completely satisfied with everything you purchase from Merchbar. In nearly every instance, as long as your item is in like-new condition we will gladly accept your return and either provide you with a refund or a new item.

See the full details here.

Unless otherwise noted, all shirts, hoodies and other apparel are traditional men's sizes, fit true to size and are 100% cotton. Women's, Children's, Youth and infant sizes as well as alternate materials are noted as such.

Merchbar is an official merchandise partner of top artists and merchandise companies world wide. Millions of fans shop and discover new, authentic merchandise from our selection of 100,000 officially licensed shirts, hats, posters, hoodies, vinyl and other unique items from over 12,000 artists.

Merchbar has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Variety & Forbes among others. Merchbar for iPhone has been featured by Apple more than 23 times.

Learn more about us here.

You may also be interested in

The Merchbar Promise

Buy with confidence: Merchbar guarantees 100% authentic merchandise, over-the-top customer service and a wonderful experience.

We’d love to help. Email us at!

Learn more about returns or read our FAQ.