Clyde Stubblefield the ‘Original Funky Drummer’ and drummer for the James Brown Band passed away last week at the age of 73. Clyde Stubblefield was James Brown’s main drummer and the creator of one of hip-hop’s most popular drum samples. Clyde Stubblefield contributed to songs such as “Sex Machine”, “I Got the Feelin”, “Ain’t It Funky Now” and “Cold Sweat.”
Clyde Stubblefield was a true musician, artist and craftsman. Many people used his creations to make songs and made a lot of money for themselves. He never received any compensation or royalties for it. He was never bitter about that and was never playing music for the money in the first place. Music was always his passion and what gave him the most joy.
“The Funky Funkiest Drummer Of All Time,” Questlove wrote, “Clyde Stubblefield thank you for everything you’ve taught me. The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us.” Read more in Rolling Stone.
Check out Clyde Stubblefield’s – The Funky Drummer on YouTube.