Jerry Jemmot - Essential listening

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LooFunk, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. LooFunk


    Jan 3, 2017

    Jerry Jemmot seems to be one of the grooviest people ever, but not sure what songs he's played on as looks like he's been al over the place.

    Does anyone have any recommended listening I can check out?

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  2. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Great thread! I studied with Jerry on the mid -80s, when I was just a kid. He's indeed the groove king.

    Aretha- Think (Freedom)
    Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
    King Curtis - Soul Stew, Live.
    BB King - I believe he was on 3 BB albums, including Alive and Well.
    Roberta Flack- Killing Me Softly
    Etc. Good start though.

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  3. King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree Live at Montreux
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  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    That sounds freakin' awesome. Now, you have two options: de-rail the thread now with that story or create a new thread detailing that experience.
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  5. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    The live Aretha Franklin recording from the Fillmore in San Francisco. King Curtis, Jemmott, Billy Preston, Cornell Dupree, et. al.

    Also recorded at the same gigs is a live King Curtis album.

    "Completely Well" by B. B. King

    Aretha's recording of "The Weight", it's got Duane Allman playing a great bottleneck part too.

    And a second recommendation of the Champion Jack Dupree.
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  6. Jerry also plays on all the songs on the below listed Freddy King album. His playing on that CD is the only reason, I bought it. (although Freddy is a great bluesman regardless)

    FREDDIE KING - My Feeling for the Blues - Music
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  7. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I know he was on both Live & Well and Completely Well. But if anyone knows of a third BB King album that he was on, please let me know!
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  8. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Jerry is on BB King "Guess Who"
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  9. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    Awesome! Thanks!
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