Jerry Jemmott

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Jerry Jemmott

American bass guitarist add

Category: Music

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (13%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Aretha Franklin, Cornell Dupree, Roberta Flack

Linked to: Boston Pops Orchestra




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Jerry Jemmott was born in 1946 add something


Also known as "'Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott"', "'Rasan Mfalme"' or "'the Groovemaster"'", Jemmott was one of the chief session bassists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, working with many of the period's well known soul, blues, and jazz artists add something


Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright


Jemmott began his career at age 12, and after switching to the electric bass, was discovered by saxophonist King Curtis in 1966 add something


Wilson Pickett - Pickett returned to Fame Studios in late 1968 and early 1969, where he worked with a band that featured guitarist Duane Allman, Hawkins, and bassist Jerry Jemmott


Cornell Dupree - In December 1972, the UK music magazine, "NME", reported that Dupree, along with Roberta Flack and Jerry Jemmott, had been injured in an auto accident in Manhattan


After Jemmott's recording sessions started to decline in 1975, he continued to work in film and theater as an arranger and conductor, working with John Williams, The Boston Pops and Bette Midler add something


Jemmott was the host and had a hand in the production of the instructional video "Modern Electric Bass" which featured lessons and guidance by Pastorius and was released in 1985 add something


Jaco Pastorius - In 1985, he recorded an instructional video, Modern Electric Bass, hosted by acclaimed bassist Jerry Jemmott.


He is the recipient of the 2001 "Bass Player" magazine's Lifetime Achievement award and Chairman of the Electric Bass Department at the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc. add something


In 2009 he joined Gregg Allman's backing band in addition to Cornell Dupree's Soul Survivors add something


In 2014 he rejoined Aretha Franklin on the David Letterman Show, Rolling in The Deep add something