John Starks

Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department

Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department


JOHN "JABO" STARKS is perhaps best known in his role as drummer of The James Brown Band for many years.He was one of the key figures in the creation of Funk music, and had played on many of James Brown's hit records in the 1960's and 1970's . Prior to playing for Brown, he was the drummer for legendary Blues man Bobby "Blue" Bland.
Birth date
1938-10-26
Death date
2018-05-01

Known For


Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire
Soundtrack (1996)
Identity Thief
Identity Thief
Soundtrack (2013)
Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2
Soundtrack (2001)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackBumblebee
(writer: "The Payback")
2018/I
SoundtrackLuke Cage
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - They Reminisce Over You (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2018
SoundtrackThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Julie Bowen/Justin Hartley/Dov Davidoff (2018) ... (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" - uncredited)
2018
SoundtrackUnsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Mack (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback")
2018
SoundtrackBlack Lightning
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback")
2018
SoundtrackI'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.3 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin'" - uncredited)
2017
SoundtrackBeat Shazam
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
2017
SoundtrackLe Van
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin'")
2017
SoundtrackScream Queens
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Handidates (2016) ... (writer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackWho's Doing the Dishes?
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Gemma Bissix (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited) - Tamara Beckwith (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackThe Blacklist
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Director (No. 24): Conclusion (2016) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackFresh Off the Boat
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Good Morning Orlando (2015) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
2015
SoundtrackMr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
(Documentary) (writer: "The Payback")
2014
SoundtrackGet on Up
(writer: "The Payback")
2014
SoundtrackIdentity Thief
(writer: "The Payback")
2013
SoundtrackDjango Unchained
(writer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)")
2012
SoundtrackThe Filthy Frank Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Ask Filthy Frank #4 (Killing Babies and Power Rangers) (2012) ... (writer: "The Payback")
2012
SoundtrackDetroit 1-8-7
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackThe Joe Rogan Experience
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Joey Diaz & Eddie Bravo (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackThe Cleveland Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackSoul Power
(Documentary) (writer: "Payback")
2008
SoundtrackThe Wackness
(writer: "Can't You See")
2008
SoundtrackAre We Done Yet?
(writer: "The Payback")
2007
SoundtrackPride
(writer: "THE PAYBACK")
2007
SoundtrackStar Stories
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Wife's Life (2006) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2006
SoundtrackIdols!
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Liveshow #9 - Bigband (2006) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
2006
SoundtrackGuess Who
(writer: "Papa, Don't Take No Mess")
2005
SoundtrackThe Wire
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Moral Midgetry (2004) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2004
SoundtrackGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas
(Video Game) (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
2004
SoundtrackDodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(writer: "Dunkie Butt")
2004
SoundtrackTwisted
("Papa Don't Take No Mess")
2004/I
SoundtrackThe Woodsman
(writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess Pt. 1" (1991))
2004
SoundtrackIdol
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #3.14 (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
2003
SoundtrackAustralian Idol
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Top 10 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes") - Top 10 Performance Show: Australian #1's (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
2003
SoundtrackBeat the Devil
(Short) (writer: "The Payback")
2002
SoundtrackPoolhall Junkies
(writer: "Payback")
2002
SoundtrackHow High
(writer: "The Payback")
2001
SoundtrackBones
(writer: "Revenge of Jimmy Bones")
2001
SoundtrackRush Hour 2
(writer: "Pass the Peas")
2001
SoundtrackAleph, lectures contades
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Toni Morrison (2000) ... (writer: "Gimme Some More (Very Live)")
2000
SoundtrackLock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
(writer: "The Boss", "The Payback")
1998
SoundtrackHow to Be a Player
(writer: "The Payback")
1997
SoundtrackJerry Maguire
(writer: "Pass the Peas")
1996
SoundtrackGet on the Bus
(writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess")
1996
SoundtrackStars in Their Eyes
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #7.11 (1996) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
1996
SoundtrackDead Presidents
(writer: "The Payback")
1995
SoundtrackMichael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special
(TV Short documentary) (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited)
1995
SoundtrackSister, Sister
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Hair Today (1994) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
1994
SoundtrackCrooklyn
(writer: "Pass the Peas")
1994
SoundtrackSugar Hill
(writer: "Money")
1993
SoundtrackTop of the Pops
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Episode dated 6 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes") - Episode #29.20 (1992) ... (writer: "My Lovin'")
1992-1993
SoundtrackWho's the Man?
(writer: "You Don't Have to Worry")
1993
SoundtrackTribeca
(TV Series) ("Keep It Goin'")
1993
SoundtrackRed Shoe Diaries
(TV Movie) (writer: "THE PAYBACK")
1992
RoleTitleYear
ComposerMary J. Blige: Everything (So So Def Remix)
(Video short)
1997
ComposerMary J. Blige: Everything
(Video short)
1997
ComposerJanet Jackson: That's the Way Love Goes
(Video short) (as John 'Jabo' Sparks)
1993
ComposerSilk: Happy Days
(Video short)
1992
ComposerEn Vogue: My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
(Video short)
1992
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentSuperbad
(musician: drums - as John 'Jabo' Sparks)
2007
RoleTitleYear
SelfGive the Drummer Some
(Documentary) (filming) Self
SelfThe Art of Drumming
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - 20 of the Greatest Drummers' Drummers (2018) ... Self - What Kind of Drummer Are You? (2018) ... Self - The Music of Drums (2018) ... Self - The Beat Goes On (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfUnsung
(TV Series documentary) Self - James Brown (2017) ... Self (as John 'Jab'o' Starks) - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2016) ... Self (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
2016-2017
SelfMr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
(Documentary) Self (as John 'Jabo' Starks)
2014
SelfSample: Not for Sale
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
2012
SelfThe Night James Brown Saved Boston
(TV Movie documentary) Self (as John 'Jab'o' Starks)
2008
SelfJames Brown: Live at the Boston Garden, 1968
(TV Special) Self
1968