I can recall growing up appreciating music on a level which, at times, determined my overall mood. How I perceived things, reacted to them, etc. With just the right background music I could potentially rule the world. Well, not entirely true, yet music does have that affect on many. Some appreciate the message of the lyrics, while others simply prefer to listen to the beat. For the overall populous "The Beat" is what motivates them and keeps life's momentum flowing, steady streaming forward.
One of the greatest to ever conduct a beat was none other than Clyde Stubblefield.
From his time working with James Brown to eventually becoming a solo musician, Clyde Stubblefield has remained a pioneer in laying some of the most sought after drum line samples know to music. His works can be heard in all genres of music but mostly in Hip Hop material. Songs spanning the Golden Era of Hip Hop to current music out have the "Funky Drummer" drum line loop embedded in their rhythms. A count reaching 1,367 to date, to be more accurate. Yet, it can even be heard in children's cartoons such as "The Power Puff Girls" theme song!
Here are Five (5) Hip Hop Classics that are included in the ever growing list:
Mr. Stubblefield will be remembered as a man of great integrity and upmost class. His works will continue to be a benchmark to reach for, in regards to spanning a musical career that all musicians will be able to respect and admire for generations to come!
"Can the Drummer Get Some." ~James Brown