Clyde Stubblefield’s birthday
Originally shared by Rebecca C
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.
Stubblefield’s recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming, including the singles „Cold Sweat”, „There Was a Time”, „I Got The Feelin'”, „Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, „Ain’t It Funky Now”, „Mother Popcorn”, „Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” and the album Sex Machine.