The J.B.'s

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2016   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2031.

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Will The J.B.'s be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


10 comments so far (post your own)

I'm guessing this is the first time a band didn't have a page on FRL before being nominated?

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 04:28am

So they want to give second inductions for Bobby Byrd (The Famous Flames) and Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic).

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 06:11am

Not true! This page has been here for a few months.

Posted by FRL on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 08:54am

Once again, the Rock Hall committee trying very hard find a black group to nominate that wasn't as commercially successful as Kool & the Gang and the Commodores. Let's see, The Meters, War, and oh, now it's The J.B.'s.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 09:41am

The J.B.'s should have gotten the Sidemen/Musical Excellence nod. They were not Main Performers . They were BACKUPS for JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES.They are definitely deserving , but putting them on the ballot almost certainly will result in failure.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 10:54am

FRL - Would you be able to say that if they nominated The Wailers instead? ;)

Posted by dmg on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 20:11pm

Instead of only honoring just the JB's (which was actually a LATER incarnation of The James Brown Band, consisting of old and new members), the RRHOF should have listed them as The JAMES BROWN BAND / The JB's , so that the OTHER members of James Brown's legendary 60's band who were NOT a part of the '70's JB's could have also shared in the honor.
It has been said that The original JAMES BROWN BAND was the TIGHTEST , MOST DYNAMIC BAND in Rock and Roll History. They were directly influential on SCORES of Bands and groups, Including TOWER OF POWER, THE WHO, and numerous others . Their performances backing up James and The Flames in the motion picture THE T.A.M.I. Show proved to be a BIG reason why that performance was so memorable. Also, their backup performance on the million-selling 1963 album "LIVE AT THE APOLLO" was also a BIG part in what made that album what critics called "THE GREATEST LIVE ALBUM OF ALL TIME" . Todays rockers WISHED they could generate that kind of instrumental POWER on stage !!!
James Brown employed some of the greatest, most influential players ever . Top Notch musicians who simply were without peer.
A suggestion : for all of you who may not believe me....sit down and LISTEN to JAMES BROWN'S mid-to-late '60's records. I mean...really LISTEN to them. Songs like "COLD SWEAT", "I DON'T WANT NOBODY TO GIVE ME NOTHING ", "PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG", "I CAN'T STAND MYSELF", "SEX MACHINE" "I FEEL GOOD" "SOUL POWER" "SUPER BAD" and numerous other tunes ...and you'll see just what I'm saying is true...JAMES BROWN'S BAND was the TIGHTEST, MOST POWERFUL band in the industry....BAR NONE !!!
...and you think that they don't deserve induction ??

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 10.12.15 @ 14:00pm

How about sorting through a bunch of J.B.'s to see who is worthy of induction? If they're so willing to sort through all these guys, I have no idea why they would balk at nominating the Steve Miller Band. SMB is child's play compared to the J.B's.

William "Bootsy" Collins- bass
Phelps "Catfish" Collins- guitar
Bobby Byrd- organ
John "Jabo" Starks- drums
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells- trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison- trumpet
Robert McCollough- saxophone
Fred Wesley- trombone
Maceo Parker- saxophone
St. Clair Pinckney- flute, saxophone
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin- rhythm guitar
Clyde Stubblefield- drums
Fred Thomas- bass
Isiah "Ike" Oakley- trumpet
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson- trumpet
Jimmy Nolen- guitar
Johnny Griggs- conga
Pee Wee Ellis- saxophone
Robert Coleman- guitar
Russell Crimes- trumpet
Sweet Charles Sherrell- bass
Don Juan "Tiger" Martin- drums
Frank "Kash" Waddy - drums
Eldee Williams- saxophone
Bobby Roach- guitar
John Morgan- percussion
Jimmy Parker- saxophone

. . . and this list is probably missing a few. . .

Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Tuesday, 10.13.15 @ 11:42am

Will the J.B.'s make it to 1 million votes before Rock Hall fan poll closes? December 15 is the last day.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.4.15 @ 07:53am

I really wanna see them in for no other reason than to give Bootsy a double induction.

Posted by Max on Wednesday, 01.20.16 @ 20:15pm

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