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Johnny Pate

b, *1923 US, Chicago Heights, Illinois
Musician / Arranger / Producer of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. John William Pate Etap

John W. "Johnny" Pate (born December 5, 1923, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former jazz bassist who later became a music arranger/producer, and a leading figure in Chicago soul as well as pop/R&B music.Pate learned to play piano and tuba as a child, and later picked up the bass and learned arranging while serving in the Army.Johnny and his wife Carolyn currently reside in Fairview, Texas

  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
  • Blues
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
You're Starting Too Fast on Outrageous by Johnny Pate
Shaft In Africa (Addis) - From "Shaft In Africa" Soundtrack on The Best Of Shaft by Various Artists
You Can't Even Walk In The Park - Opening Theme on The Best Of Shaft by Various Artists
That Ain T Too Cool on Outrageous by Johnny Pate
Outrageous on Outrageous by Johnny Pate
Brother (Title) on Best of Perception & Today Records Compiled by DJ Spinna and Bbe Soundsystem by Various Artists
Truck Stop - Soundtrack on The Best Of Shaft by Various Artists
Constant Wind on Outrageous by Johnny Pate
Jazar's Theme - Soundtrack on The Best Of Shaft by Various Artists
West Coast Blues on Work From Home with Wes Montgomery by Wes Montgomery

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Shaft In Africa (Addis) / Blues For Brother George JacksonJohnny Pate / Archie Shepp2017Single
Soopastole Edits Vol 5.Johnny Pate / Bobby Womack2017Single
Original Music From The MGM Film "Shaft In Africa"Johnny Pate2014Album
You're Starting Too Fast / You Can't Even Walk In The ParkJohnny Pate2008Single
Shaft Anthology: His Big Score And More!Isaac Hayes • Gordon Parks • Johnny Pate2008Compil.
The Godfather / Shaft In Africa DubEttore Stratta / Johnny Pate2005Single
You Can't Even Walk In The Park De La Pelicula Shaft En AfricaJohnny Pate1976Single
Brother On The Run / Brother On The RunAdam Wade / Johnny Pate1974Single
Shaft In AfricaJohnny Pate1973Album
Brother On The Run (The Original Soundtrack)Johnny Pate1973Album
Brother On The Run (Instrumental) / Sex SceneJohnny Pate1973Single
OutrageousJohnny Pate1970Album
A Date With Johnny PateJohnny Pate1959Album
Swingin' Flute (Dance Beat For The Ivy League)Johnny Pate1958Album
Five O'clock Whistle / Little PixieJohnny Pate1958Single
Johnnie Pate At The Blue NoteJohnny Pate1958Album
RevivalJohnny Pate1958Single
Muskeeta / Pretty OneJohnny Pate1958Single
Flute CocktailJohnny Pate / Bill Doggett1957Single
Bucktown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Johnny PateAlbum
Bucktown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Johnny PateAlbum
Muskeeta / Walkin' With Mr LeeJohnny PateSingle
Cannon Ball RockJohnny PateSingle
Monkey See, Monkey Do / If I Ask You For A DateJohnny PateSingle
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