Jim Fielder

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.[1] 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.

Discography

All albums are with Blood, Sweat & Tears unless otherwise noted.

  • Tim Buckley (1966) – with Tim Buckley
  • Absolutely Free (1966) – with The Mothers of Invention
  • Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) – with Buffalo Springfield on “Everydays”
  • Child Is Father to the Man (1968) – Blood, Sweat & Tears : 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)
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