CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AT THE APOLLO!
Posted on 10/14/2013at 4:23 PM
LIVE WIRE: THE JB ULTIMATE ROUNDTABLE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 6:30PM

The Apollo is ALL THINGS JAMES BROWN for 10 days from October 17 to 26. Click here to view all James Brown events.

Bassist Christian McBride’s dream of performing with James Brown was realized just months before the Godfather of Soul passed away in 2006. McBride convenes this panel of JB “alumni” - musicians and associates - to discuss the music and legacy of the “hardest working man in show business.”

Scheduled to appear:

Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis - Legendary saxophonist and former musical director of The James Brown Orchestra from 1966-1969. Co-writer of songs such as "Cold Sweat", "Mother Popcorn" and "Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud".

Alan Leeds - co-author of "The James Brown Reader" and former road/tour manager for JB from 1969-1974

Danny Ray - Emcee and "Cape Man" to James Brown from 1964 until 2006.

Fred Thomas - Former bassist with James Brown from 1971-1982, then again from 1991 until 2006.

Robert "Mousey" Thompson - Drummer with James Brown from 1993 until his death.

Harry Weinger - VP of A&R for Universal Music's catalog group, NYU adjunct professor and producer of the Grammy-winning James Brown box set "Star Time."

Free and open to the public
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Interpreted for the hearing impaired
Apollo Soundstage

Live Wire Discussions focus on topics pertinent to the Apollo Theater’s history and/or events that advance knowledge and appreciation of the Theater’s role in shaping American arts and entertainment. Discussions are linked to Apollo’s larger performing arts series and events, the Apollo Archives initiative and Apollo Hall of Fame inductions. Live Wire discussions are recorded and podcasts created in order to extend the audience reached through these events and for inclusion in the Theater’s archives.

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