(Pittsburgh’s funky R&B legacy Part 3)
Pittsburgh is noted for its jazz greats both those locally as well as those who made it big nationally, but little is known about its R&B greats because very few went national.
Cecil Brooks III, played in a variety of funk bands though he later made his mark as a jazz musician and became a New York area jazz club owner. Dolphin grew up on the Hill and was influenced by his older brother Freddie Dolphin, a guitarist who also played the funk circuit. Dwayne Dolphin currently performs internationally with James Brown’s former trombonist/bandleader Fred Wesley & The New JBs.