Johnny Pate

John William "Johnny" Pate (born December 5, 1923, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former jazz bassist who became a producer, arranger, and leading figure in Chicago soul, pop, and rhythm and blues.

He learned piano and tuba as a child and later picked up the bass guitar. He learned arranging while serving in the United States Army.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1923 (Chicago Heights)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1968 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 120686 7/31/1968 People Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 120687 7/31/1968 Power of my baby Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 120688 7/31/1968 Don't go to strangers Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 120689 7/31/1968 Who can I turn to (When nobody needs me) Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 120690 7/31/1968 For once in my life Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 120691 7/31/1968 You keep me hanging on Jackie Wilson arranger  
Decca 121403 3/19/1969 For once in my life- 1, 2, 3 Erma Franklin arranger  
Decca 121983 8/12/1969 That lucky old sun (Just rolls around heaven all day)-1 Jackie Wilson arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pate, Johnny," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336618.

Pate, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336618.

"Pate, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336618

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