James ‘Boogaloo’ Bolden, Musician, Singer, Songwriter from Houston, Texas; plays and sings the blues with his outstanding band the James ‘Boogaloo’ Band. Well known as BB King’s band leader and trumpet man for 35 years, James Bolden has released two CD’s.


James ‘Boogaloo’ Bolden’ has traveled the world performing. He played with famous acts such as Stevie Wonder, Issac Hayes, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Spinners, and James Brown. Then eventually he was asked to join Duke Ellington's band. He went on to become a long time member of BB King’s band. It was BB King who gave Bolden his nickname, "Boogaloo", because of Bolden's restless feet.

His recent CD No News ‘Jus’ the Blues and his previous CD Playing to the King can be previewed and purchased on links provided
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JAMES 'BOOGALOO' BOLDEN

Ron & Carol Marble, Owners 
Founding Members of the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola and Founding Members of the Central Mississippi Blues Society. Corporate Members of the Blues Foundation. 
Carol Marble, Voting Member of the Recording Academy and Member of the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy
​Writer for Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine