Eine äusserst kompetente Gymnasialmusiklehrerin versucht ihre Schüler vehement davon zu überzeugen, dass sämtliche bekannten Schlagzeuger, egal ob Jazz oder Roc...k, auf der Bühne Notenblätter haben und live danach spielen. Herr Paice versucht mit diesem Statement, die These der Pädagogin zu entkräften, den Gymnasiasten hat`s gefreut.
Have you ever learned the classic Brecker Brothers song "Some Skunk Funk"? I remember playing this with various combos when I was in school. It wa s always a fu...n and challenging one. Check out this version featuring Terry Bozzio who recorded that song on the Brecker Bros record "Heavy Metal Bebop". This version here was shot at a Buddy Rich Tribute concert.
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April 18, 1943 - February 18, 2017
I am very saddened by the news of the passing of legendary James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield, after losing his battle with renal disease.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Clyde Stubblefield was first inspired to play drums by the industrial rhythms he heard of the factories and trains around him. He played with regional bands until one day in 1965, James Brown saw him performing at a club in Macon, Georgia and hired him on the spot.
Stubblefield’s recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming, including the singles “Cold Sweat”, “There Was A Time”, “I Got The Feelin'”, “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “Ain’t It Funky Now”, “Mother Popcorn”, and the album "Sex Machine."
As a featured player on James Brown’s “Funky Drummer", Stubblefield's groove has become, by most counts, the world's most sampled drum beats. It has been used hundreds of times for decades by hip-hop groups and rappers such as Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Raekwon, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Boogie Down Productions, as well as other artists like Prince, Kenny G., and Sinead O'Connor.
After leaving Brown's group around 1970, Stubblefield settled in Detroit briefly, before moving to Madison, Wisconsin. Over the years, he freelanced with various groups in the Wisconsin area. He also led his own group and was the drummer for humorist Michael Feldman’s public radio show, “Whad’ Ya Know."
In 2010, Minnesota-based drummer, percussionist, and educator David Stanoch co-founded The Coalition for Clyde Stubblefield, along with drummers Stanton Moore and Johnny Rabb. The Coalition was created to personally assist Stubblefield who continued to work and perform regularly at the time while dealing with the stress of kidney dialysis treatments after suffering kidney failure in July 2009.
A true drumming legend.
“There have been faster, and there have been stronger, but Clyde Stubblefield has a marksman’s left hand unlike any drummer in the 20th century. It is he who defined funk music. His softest notes defined a generation.”
– Questlove (The Roots)