Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield

 

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Clyde Austin Stubblefield (April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017) was an American drummer best known for his work with James Brown. A self-taught musician, he was influenced by the sound of natural rhythms around him. His drum patterns on Brown's recordings are considered funk standards. He recorded and toured with Brown for six years and settled in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was a staple of the local music scene. Often uncredited, samples of his drum patterns were heavily used in hip-hop music. He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate in fine arts.

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Copyright Criminals
 
Copyright Criminals is a 2009 documentary film directed and produced by Benjamin Franzen examining the creative and the commercial value of sampling including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money.Copyright Criminals was funded by the Ford Foundation, University of Iowa and John D.
The Original Funky Drummer Breakbeat Album
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The Original Funky Drummer Breakbeat Album is an album by musical artist Clyde Stubblefield, released on August 4, 1998.
The Original
Album
The Original is an album by musical artist Clyde Stubblefield, released on January 1, 2003.
Fight the Power
 
"Fight the Power" is a song by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released as a single in June 1989 on Motown Records.

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Fred Wesley
  –  November 30, 2017
Mark and Stuart talk to renowned funk musician and composer Fred Wesley. Famed for his work with James Brown, Parliament and Funkadelic, the trombonist is considered one of the architects of funk music. He has also collaborated with Bootsy Collins ...
Remembering Those the Music World Lost in 2017
  –  December 21, 2017
"I find some solace knowing that he will continue to inspire love and music in this world for generations ... was a legendary funk drummer who will be most remembered for his work with James Brown from 1965 to 1971. Stubblefield drummed on classic tracks ...
Fred Wesley
  –  November 30, 2017
Famed for his work with James Brown, Parliament and Funkadelic, the trombonist is considered one of the architects of funk music. He has also collaborated with Bootsy Collins, Ray Charles, Van Morrison and Cameo, arranged records by Curtis Mayfield and ...
Remembering Those the Music World Lost in 2017
  –  December 21, 2017
Billy Joel, U2, and the Eagles all opened for The J. Geils Band during that time, before its disbandment in 1985. Clyde Stubblefield was a legendary funk drummer who will be most remembered for his work with James Brown from 1965 to 1971. Stubblefield ...
World Cafe Remembers The Musicians We Lost In 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
We also remember Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Fats Domino, Chris Cornell, David Cassidy, Clyde Stubblefield, Prodigy, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Kim Jonghyun of SHINee, Bunny Sigler and more — artists who didn't make it into the Cafe for sessions ...
Music industry leaders reveal their worst moments of 2017 (part 1)
  –  December 19, 2017
Kanya King, founder and CEO, MOBO Awards The sad passing of some music industry greats, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Al Jarreau, Joni Sledge, Dr Psycho, Major Ace, Clyde Stubblefield, Prodigy, sadly too many to mention, all of which have impacted the music ...

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