056: Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown, Whad’ya Know)

As a member of James Brown’s band, Clyde Stubblefield’s ingenious drum patterns came to define the funk genre. Years later, Clyde became the most sampled drummer in history, powering hits by everyone from N.W.A. to Kenny G. Yet, despite his monumental contributions to music, Clyde’s name doesn’t even appear on the majority of the records on which he appears. He tells Joe about his time with James Brown, how he ended up as the house drummer on an NPR show, and why he hates the song “Funky Drummer”.

Posted on February 10, 2016 in Past Episodes

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