Johnny Pate (born December 5, 1923, Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a jazz bassist who later became a music arranger/producer, and a leading figure in Chicago soul as well as pop/R&B music.
The Johnny Pate Quintet had a hit with "Swinging Shepherd Blues," which reached number 17 on Billboard's R&B chart in spring 1958. Johnny is still with us and has a website that you can check out.
Here's dad's copy as released on Parlophone Records. The flip side is called "The Elder".