The Original Funky Drummer


Photo by Benjamin Franzen/NYT

Clyde Stubblefield, at 67, may be the most sampled drummer in recording history. He was the man responsible for the great pulse behind James Brown. The solo from Funky Drummer has appeared in perhaps hundreds of songs, mostly hip-hop, in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now he’d like a little compensation for his unique, danceable groove. Read the NYT story here. Everybody knows the groove, but here it is, in case you need a refresher.
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