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Old 03-29-2011, 09:17 PM
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Hmmm... did a search and nothing came up. Anybody else a fan of Clyde? He's quite possibly my favorite drummer of all time. His playing with James Brown was simply outstanding. He was a true innovator and a great musician. Also! He's the most sampled drummer of all time. Here - check these out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3xSXc1vy5I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=855V9...eature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G9UV3kNoIQ

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:51 AM
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Wow......really? No thread?? Best we get this one underway then.

Yep.....one cool cat, Fish. The 'funky drummer' has some groove and then some. I'm told he's the most sampled musician of all time (as opposed to just the most sampled drummer) - thanks to the sounds he created on Funky Drummer. Funny to think of the sheer amount of people that would have heard him over the years and had no idea who they were listening to.

Can't quite believe this is the first thread in his honour.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:14 AM
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Whoo! Clyde and Starks! I love watching them play together, they compliment each other so well.

I'm a big fan of clyde as well, i think his work sparked all the modern funk ideas.

By the way what do you guys mean by the most sampled drummer? I've never heard that term.
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By the way what do you guys mean by the most sampled drummer? I've never heard that term.
The drum sound on Funky Drummer has been sampled and used widely by many hip hop, rap and R&B artists to create their drum loops. Bonham's drum sound on When The Levee Breaks is another favourite for this purpose.

Here's a very basic overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(music)
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:45 PM
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Every time I hear "I Got The Feeling", I think that's just damn brilliant. There isn't one note in that song that's out of place, or over played, or even under played. His playing on that tune is PERFECT.
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Every time I hear "I Got The Feeling", I think that's just damn brilliant. There isn't one note in that song that's out of place, or over played, or even under played. His playing on that tune is PERFECT.
LOL -- this thread is full of my favorites. That song just happens to be my favorite James Brown song! You're right - it is brilliant. That song really helped Clyde establish his own style. He utilized his left hand chatter notes and displaced backbeats. The work of a genius.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:09 PM
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Oh yes, among drummers who have influenced me the most, Clyde is definitely in my top 5. If you don't have it already, get the DVD called "Soul of the Funky Drummers" with Clyde and Jabo. Beginning to end, it's them breaking down and demonstrating their beats. It's the one drumming DVD that I revisit over and over again. Those grooves are just....sublime.

Here's some clips from the DVD, right here on Drummerworld:
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/Jaboandclyde.html

And this is me, doing a Clyde inspired beat with my band (admittedly, not as groovy as the master).
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Oh yes, among drummers who have influenced me the most, Clyde is definitely in my top 5. If you don't have it already, get the DVD called "Soul of the Funky Drummers" with Clyde and Jabo.
+100. This is the most educational DVD I've found, with Stanton Moore's "Groove Alchemy" in a close second.
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Clyde Stubblefield: When I first saw him play, it was like I suddenly saw the light, and I thought: "I wanna play like that!"
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Clyde Stubblefield: When I first saw him play, it was like I suddenly saw the light, and I thought: "I wanna play like that!"
It was a similar experience for me. Except it was more like seeing James Brown and being like "I wanna dance like that!

Then I noticed Clyde. I was like 5 years old.
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Man, that clip of Clyde and Jabo is fantastic. Those grooves just make me smile a great big smile. Takes me right back to 92 when I was playing in a funk covers band, and we did a couple of James Brown numbers. Love it!
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