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T-Dog 06-12-2009 05:47 PM

James Gadson
 
Am I the only fan of the great Mr. Gadson here?

Boomka 06-12-2009 05:54 PM

Re: James Gadson
 
No. You most certainly are not.

king fail 06-12-2009 06:22 PM

Re: James Gadson
 
NO!!!!

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Chazz 06-12-2009 06:53 PM

Re: James Gadson
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by T-Dog (Post 585339)
Am I the only fan of the great Mr. Gadson here?

No Sir, there are A LOT of his fans here...
Gadson, one of the most recorded drummers in R&B history, was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 17, 1939. His career started in the late ’60s with Dyke & The Blazers, The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band (“Express Yourself”), and Bill Withers (“Use Me,” “Lean On Me”). In the ’70s, Gadson worked with Marvin Gaye (“I Want You”), The Jackson Five (“Dancing Machine”), Diana Ross (“Love Hangover”), Cheryl Lynn (“Got To Be Real”), Tavares (“Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”), and Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive”). The drummer also recorded and/or performed with Anita Baker, James Brown, Ray Charles, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, The Isley Brothers, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Little Richard, Peaches & Herb, Billy Preston, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, The Spinners, Tina Turner…the list is seemingly never-ending.

There was post here before on Gadson,

T-Dog 06-22-2009 08:38 PM

Re: James Gadson
 
Oh, Sorry, I didn't notice of a previous post on James.

If you write down the top 100 funk/disco/soul tunes of all time, I'm sure that James is playing on no less than 50 of them.

bigguy 07-14-2009 05:45 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
Check out this Ain't No Sunshine video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo). Love the smile.

earthmachine 04-12-2011 05:33 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
Just got turned on to James gadson! Man! Great grove drumming!! thanks for the postings and the bio info T-dog! enjoy this link and please share more!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBhLh...&feature=share

DaDrumBum1 05-01-2011 03:12 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
He is amazing. I had a couple lessons with him, but need to have some more.

wsabol 07-07-2011 02:25 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
I just discovered James Gadson as well. Legend. This guy is so far deep in the pocket you can hardly see him, haha, jk. but seriously. Dude's pocket is deep.

HE NEEDS A PAGE ON DRUMMERWORLD

bermuda 07-07-2011 02:53 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
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Originally Posted by Chazz (Post 585366)
His career started in the late ’60s with Dyke & The Blazers...

I just picked up a Best Of, and am digging it immensely! James wasn't their original drummer, but I believe he played on "Let A Woman Be A Woman..." It's got his 'snap' and a very funky vibe in the verses. The intro from that track was also sampled for "How You Like Me Now" by The Heavy (the song on the Kia commercials.)

Love James! Dig the file.

Bermuda

siddle29 07-07-2011 11:01 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
James Gadson is my favorite. Thanks,

Bernhard 07-10-2011 10:41 AM

Re: James Gadson
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wsabol (Post 863380)
I just discovered James Gadson as well. Legend. This guy is so far deep in the pocket you can hardly see him, haha, jk. but seriously. Dude's pocket is deep.

HE NEEDS A PAGE ON DRUMMERWORLD

Yes so it is - and here it is:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/James_Gadson.html

Check out the Detroit Motown Instruction and Cold Sweat Videos.....

Enjoy....

Bernhard


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