Michael James "Jim" Kale (born August 11, 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian musician, best known as the bassist for The Guess Who. He played bass and sang on most of the Guess Who's biggest hits, including "These Eyes, Laughing, No Time, Hand Me Down World, Share The Land," and the band's best-known song, "American Woman," which he co-wrote with bandmates Garry Peterson, Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings. Kale temporarily left the band in 1973, after the Live at the Paramountalbum, but returned later in the decade after trademarking the band's name. With original drummer Garry Peterson, Kale remains co-owner of the Guess Who name and band. He continues touring and performing to large crowds with Peterson and The Guess Who.