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.