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.

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