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Johnny Pate

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Johnny Pate

Johnny Pate has been played on NTS shows including The Gaza Strip, with Shaft In Africa first played on 23 January 2015.

Born in Chicago Heights, USA, in 1923, Pate learned to play piano and tuba as a child. Later while serving in the Army, he picked up the bass and learned arranging. He had stints with Coleridge Davis and Stuff Smith in the '40s.

During the '50s, he was the resident arranger for the in-house band of Club Delisa. Recording for Federal as the Johnny Pate Quintet, the bandleader/arranger/bassist had a hit with "Swinging Shepherd Blues," which hit number 17 R&B on Billboard's charts in…

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Shaft In Africa
Johnny Pate
ABC Records2014
Shaft In Africa
Johnny PateABC Records2014
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I've Been Down
Peabo Bryson (Johnny Pate, Rik Pekkonen mix)
Capitol Records1981
I've Been Down
Peabo Bryson (Johnny Pate, Rik Pekkonen mix)Capitol Records1981
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You're Starting Too Fast
Johnny Pate
ABC Records2008
You're Starting Too Fast
Johnny PateABC Records2008
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Auto Chase
Johnny Pate
Perception Records1973
Auto Chase
Johnny PatePerception Records1973
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Shaft In Africa (Addis)
Johnny Pate
ABC Records1973
Shaft In Africa (Addis)
Johnny PateABC Records1973
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