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Jimmy Recca (born 1953)[1] is an American musician best known as a former bass player in The Stooges[2] via an incarnation that existed from early 1971 until their first break-up on July 9, 1971.

After a brief period of non-musician roadies filling the vacant bass player slot in The Stooges, James Williamson brought in Recca, who became the first credible replacement for original Stooges bass player Dave Alexander. This line-up featuring Jimmy on bass supporting both Ron Asheton and James Williamson on twin lead guitars.

Recca was also a member of The New Order,[3] the Los Angeles-based "Detroit super-group" that former Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, founded in early 1975 after the implosion of The Stooges. The band also featured ex-MC5 drummer Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson, former Stooges keyboardist Scott Thurston and various other Detroit veterans.

Jimmy Recca has also been listed as "Jimi Recca" on some releases. During his time in The Stooges, the band had three members named James: James Osterberg (Iggy), James Williamson, and Recca.


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  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Deming, Mark. "Biography: The Stooges". AMG. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  3. ^ Hage, Erik. "Biography: New Order". AMG. Retrieved 18 May 2010.