Timothy Lee "Tim" Drummond (born 20 April 1940 in Bloomington, IL) is an American bass guitarist who has toured and recorded with many notable artists including Conway Twitty, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ry Cooder, J. J. Cale, Lonnie Mack, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, Jewel, Essra Mohawk, and many others.
Drummond has co-written songs with many of the artists he has worked with, including: "Saved" (Bob Dylan), "Who's Talking" (J.J. Cale), and "Down In Hollywood" (Ry Cooder). He often plays as part of the session rhythm duo Tim & Jim with drummer Jim Keltner.
Time with James Brown 
Drummond's short tenure in the James Brown Band was filled with controversy and rancor. As the lone white face on James Brown's stage, Drummond was the focal point of threats and verbal abuse directed at him by racial and musical purists who liked their R&B black. Drummond contracted hepatitis while performing in Vietnam, an illness that would knock him off the road before the end of the year.
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