The Sidewinder

James Brown Band

Paris, 1967

James Brown’s backing band opens a 1967 set in Paris with the Lee Morgan composition “The Sidewinder.”

Lee Morgan’s classic tune extended far beyond the realm of jazz. A crossover success on the pop charts, “The Sidewinder” was performed by numerous R&B and pop bands.


Waymon Reed – trumpet
Joe Dupars – trumpet
Levi Rasbury – trombone
Alfred Ellis – alto sax
Maceo Parker – tenor sax
St. Clair Pinckney – tenor sax
Jimmy Nolen – guitar
Alphonso Kellum – guitar
Bernard Odum – bass
Clyde Stubblefield – drums

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