Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield

Real Name:
Clyde Austin Stubblefield
Clyde Stubblefield (born April 18, 1943, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - died February 18, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin, USA) was an American drummer. As a child he began "playing on tin can lids, pasteboard boxes - everything." He went on to play all over the world and recorded with some of the greatest funk, soul and R&B performers including James Brown and Otis Redding.

In 1965, he joined James Brown's band and remained until 1970. He is known as "the World's Most Sampled Drummer" because of the famous drum break that he played on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" which has been sampled on numerous recordings.
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Clyde Stubblefield Discography Tracks


DBBCD-001 Clyde Stubblefield Dna Beat Blocks , Groove Construction Kit(CD, Smplr) Music Research DBBCD-001 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
INTER0012 Clyde Stubblefield The Revenge Of The Funky Drummer(CD, Album) Interaction Records INTER0012 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Clyde Stubblefield The Original Funky Drummer Breakbeat Album Music Of Life UK 1998 Sell This Version
No Number Clyde Stubblefield The Original(CD, Album, Enh) Liquid 8 Records No Number US 2003 Sell This Version
COCB-53715 Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins Fred Wesley featuring Jab'o Starks* & Clyde Stubblefield with Bootsy Collins - Funk For Your Ass (A Tribute To The Godfather Of Soul)(CD, Album) Fujipacific Music Entertainment, Columbia Music Entertainment COCB-53715 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INTER 1213, 055 124163, none Clyde 'Funky Drummer' Stubblefield* Party's In The Kitchen(12") Interaction Records, SPV Recordings, MBA Records INTER 1213, 055 124163, none UK 1997 Sell This Version


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February 19, 2017
RIP Clyde!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing drummer you were! The original break beat!

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