James Polk & The Brothers

James Polk grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. After he excelled in all music classes in elementary, junior and senior high school, he moved to Austin, Texas, to attend Huston-Tillotson College. He gratuated in 1962 with a B. A. Degree in music education. James left Austin to teach band in Egin, Texas, and later moved to Massachusetts before he returned to Austin to work as a buyer in Production Purchasing.  Along with his new job he founded "The Brothers". Besides Polk himself (leader & organ), he remembers the other members of the original group: Reginald "Wimp" Caldwell (sax), Donald "Duck" Jennings (trumpet), Timothy Pickard (guitar), John "Sonny" Taylor (drums) and Yvonne "Vonnie" Joseph (vocals). 

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