Pee Wee Ellis Opens Up About His Time Playing with James Brown

January 19, 2015 12:45 PM

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Pee Wee Ellis Opens Up About His Time Playing with James Brown

The 73-year-old saxophonist and composer has been active in the industry for more than five decades, five years of which he played with and led the James Brown Revue alongside the late icon. So he knows the funk legend more than most.

Ellis told ABC News he got the opportunity to lead Brown's band from 1965 to 1969 after he had previous experience at the helm of an ensemble.

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