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John W. “Johnny” Pate was born on December 5, 1923 and is a jazz bassist who is better known as a music arranger/producer, and a leading figure in Chicago soul, pop and R&B music. He has arranged albums for artists from the Bee Gees to B B King. He is closely associated with the Impressions records featuring Curtis Mayfield and also Fontella Bass’ Rescue Me. Argo released Johnny Pate’s “Bluesette/Deeno Dantay” on Argo 5468.