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Old 06-12-2009, 05:47 PM
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Am I the only fan of the great Mr. Gadson here?
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:54 PM
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No. You most certainly are not.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:22 PM
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NO!!!!

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Old 06-12-2009, 06:53 PM
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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,
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:38 PM
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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.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:45 AM
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Check out this Ain't No Sunshine video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo). Love the smile.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:33 AM
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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
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:12 AM
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He is amazing. I had a couple lessons with him, but need to have some more.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:25 AM
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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.

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Old 07-07-2011, 02:53 AM
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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.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:01 AM
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James Gadson is my favorite. Thanks,
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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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....

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