born on 4/10/1947 in Denton, TX, United States
Jim Fielder (born October 4, 1947 in Denton, Texas) is an American bassist, best known for his work as an original member of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Fielder attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. While at Loara, the young Fielder befriended classmates Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett, a relationship that would launch Fielder into the music industry. Prior to joining BS&T he worked with Buckley, and he played in several other notable bands including Mastin & Brewer with Mike Brewer and Billy Mundi, The Mothers of Invention and Buffalo Springfield.
Since his departure from BS&T, Fielder has worked extensively as a session musician. He is currently a standing member of Neil Sedaka's band.
All albums are with Blood, Sweat & Tears unless otherwise noted.
- Absolutely Free (1966) with The Mothers of Invention
- Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) with Buffalo Springfield on "Everydays"
- Child Is Father to the Man (1968) RIAA Gold, #47
- Tell It Like It Is (A&M/CTI, 1969) with George Benson
- Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) 1970 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, RIAA 4 x Multi-Platinum, #1
- Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) RIAA Gold, #1
- Blood, Sweat & Tears 4 (1971) RIAA Gold, #10
- New Blood (1972) #32
- No Sweat (1973) #72
- What Goes Up! The Best of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1995)
- Brolly, Jack, Larry Beckett - Poet and Friend Til the End
- [Jim Fielder at All Music Guide Jim Fielder at AllMusicGuide.com]
|Blood, Sweat & Tears|
|* Dave Gellis
|Studio albums||* Child Is Father to the Man
|Live albums||* In Concert
|Compilation albums||* Greatest Hits
|Soundtracks||* The Owl and the Pussy Cat|
|Singles||* "You've Made Me So Very Happy"