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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 14:17 PM

Episode Two – The Interview with The Original James Brown Drummers – Clyde and Jabo

Welcome to part two of our legendary Meinl interview and documentary with Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks. 

I hope that you have enjoyed watching the first episode, and welcome to part two of our legendary Meinl interview and documentary featuring the Funkmasters Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks. 

In this episode Clyde and Jabo talk about two of the undoubtedly most popular James Brown songs ever: The first one being ‘Sex Machine’ which Jabo recorded with James Brown. “Can I count it off” – “Can I take it to the bridge” will always be associated with that legendary song. Jabo tells us all about these phrases and how they came along. It is interesting to see how big his influence as a drummer has been on the composition of ‘Sex Machine’.
The second one being ‘The Funky Drummer’, performed by Clyde Stubblefield, which is one of the most frequently sampled rhythms ever used in Hip Hop and popular music. Clyde talks about the recording of that tune, why the track got called ‘Funky Drummer’, and more interesting facts about it.
And then there is a great story about a big surprise during a flight to Africa, plus much more.
Thanks to Trevor Lawrence Jr. for the wonderful prologue for that episode. Enjoy watching and stay tuned for the next part coming soon.
- norbert


Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing