Jerry Jemmott (Finally) Gets Grammy Recognition

The Groovemaster finally gets his due for his work on "Games People Play."

BP recently received word that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science presented Jerry Jemmott with a long-overdue certificate recognizing his low-end work on King Curtis' Grammy Award-winning recording of "Games People Play."

"Games" took home the prize for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1969.

Congratulations, Jerry!

Visit the Groovemaster online at and check out this Jemmott lesson from the April 2013 issue of Bass Player


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Jerry Jemmott Releases Video Through Produce Like A Pro

Session ace Jerry “Fingers” Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Ray Charles), has teamed up with notable producer/engineer and YouTube Auteur Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Ace Frehley, The Fray) to talk about things pertaining to the bass and Jemmott’s history in the music industry.

Jerry Jemmott with the Gregg Allman Band

ASKED TO DESCRIBE THE ARRIVAL of veteran session legend Jerry Jemmott in his band, Gregg Allman said, “It was like Jerry coming down from heaven.” Actually, it was a completed circle of sorts, as Jemmott recorded regularly with late guitar god Duane Allman before he formed the Allman Brothers. Credit Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and radio DJ Jack Devaney for suggesting Jemmott (BP’s 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient) in 2006. Two weeks after they had him sit in at an Allman Brothers concert, Gregg called Jerry to invite him into his group. Now in his fifth year of touring with the 7-piece unit, the recently-married Jemmott has settled into a new home outside of Jackson, Mississippi, thoroughly enjoying what he calls a life and career rebirth.