Included here, for example, are Piece of My Heart w/ Erma Franklin, Ain't Got No/ I Got Life with Nina Simone, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised with Gill Scott Heron, People Got To Be Free with The Rascals, The Universal Prisoner with Les McCann & Eddie Harris, Think & Eleanor Rigby with Aretha Franklin, Attica Blues with Archie Shepp, Games People Play with King Curtis, Why I Sing The Blues & The Thrill Is Gone with BB King and Schoolhouse Rock in the 1970s and 1980s on ABC TV. In addition, Jerry has recorded with Roberta Flack, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, George Benson, Duane Allman, and Herbie Hancock among many others.
“He never does anything just because it’s right to do; he likes to do it because it feels good doing it. He would come up with things that fit…Quincy Jones has a way of working with people where he’ll get them together and say ‘Okay, get into something. Jerry was the same way …. Jerry was very concerned.” B.B. King
You can see Jerry in a starring role in the new feature film, Jaco; the life story of his legendary disciple, a cameo solo performance in the film “Mitchellville and “Four Founders”, an upcoming feature film documenting the contribution of seven seminal players who brought the bass to the forefront through their prolific work. In addition he has developed a universally recognizable ColorSound Aural Learning System that he teaches at his Clinics and Workshops. Jerry knows the value of clean honest living and credits his desire to practice True Buddhism as the rope that pulled him through the darkness and back into the light in a successful fight with drugs many years ago.
Through Souler Energy, a nonprofit corporation, he and his associates have taken a stand for the sake of all life on the planet. They employ the voice of music, art, education and technology to deliver a global message of unity through diversity and prevent isolation.
As “Jerry Jemmott & Souler Energy” he has recorded and performed a mix of his original “Cool Groove” music with a message along with his classic hits. You can still see and hear Jerry live on tour throughout the U.S., Europe & Asia. His work is available at CDbaby.com, Tidal, iTunes and other digital distributers.
Jerry provides Civiliti with global relationships, music performance and management, and creative expertise in bringing musical talent to the program in supporting, in multiple forms, cultural preservation, human rights and environmental sustainability.