The Winstons

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American Funk/Soul group from Washington D.C.

Mostly known for the legendary "Amen Break" during their song "Amen Brother," which has become the basis for sampling, Dance, and hip hop music (more specifically, Jungle) and is considered the most sampled song ever released.
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YS-2247-MD Color Him Father — The Winstons The Winstons Color Him Father (Album) Metromedia Records YS-2247-MD Japan 1969 Sell This Version
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SR7420 The Winstons — The Winstons The Winstons The Winstons(CD, Album) Sensational Records (2) SR7420 US 2002 Sell This Version
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none Live At XM Radio — The Winstons The Winstons Live At XM Radio(CD, Album) Sensational Records (2) none US 2003 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

8546 Ain't Nothing Like A Little Lovin' / Need A Replacement — The Winstons The Winstons Ain't Nothing Like A Little Lovin' / Need A Replacement Curtom 8546 US 1968 Sell This Version
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7N 25500 Love Of The Common People / Wheel Of Fortune — The Winstons The Winstons Love Of The Common People / Wheel Of Fortune (Single) Metromedia Records 7N 25500 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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FK-3400 The Greatest Love / Birds Of A Feather — The Winstons The Winstons The Greatest Love / Birds Of A Feather (Single) Metromedia Records FK-3400 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
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MMS200 Color Him Father / Amen, Brother — The Winstons The Winstons Color Him Father / Amen, Brother (Single) Metromedia Records MMS200 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
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MMCS-15.002 Color Him Father / Everyday People — The Winstons The Winstons Color Him Father / Everyday People(7", Single) Metromedia Records MMCS-15.002 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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MMS 201 The Days Of Sand And Shovels / Birds Of A Feather — The Winstons The Winstons The Days Of Sand And Shovels / Birds Of A Feather(7") Metromedia Records, Teal Record Company Ltd. MMS 201 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
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MMCD-18.002 Color Him Father / Wheel Of Fortune / Love Of The Common People / Everyday People — The Winstons The Winstons Color Him Father / Wheel Of Fortune / Love Of The Common People / Everyday People(7", EP) Metromedia Records, Continental (3) MMCD-18.002 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
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MM-166 Mama's Song / Say Goodbye To Daddy — The Winstons Richard Spencer & The Winstons Richard Spencer & The Winstons - Mama's Song / Say Goodbye To Daddy Metromedia Records MM-166 US 1969 Sell This Version
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FX11644 Colour Him Father — The Winstons The Winstons Colour Him Father(7", EP, Mono) Festival Records FX11644 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
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MTS 2 Color Him Father / Love Of The Common People — The Winstons The Winstons Color Him Father / Love Of The Common People(7", RE) Metromedia Records MTS 2 US 1971 Sell This Version
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004 Wheel Of Fortune / Snake In The Grass — The Winstons The Winstons / Paul Martins* The Winstons / Paul Martins* - Wheel Of Fortune / Snake In The Grass(7") Double Shot (2) 004 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
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R45-162 Chapel Of Love — The Winstons The Dixie Cups, The Winstons The Dixie Cups, The Winstons - Chapel Of Love (Single) Ripete R45-162 US Unknown Sell This Version
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none I Guess I Love Her — The Winstons The Winstons I Guess I Love Her(CDr, Single, Promo) Sensational Records (2) none US Unknown Sell This Version
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IS-1001 I'm Sorry / Color Him Father — The Winstons Bo Diddley / The Winstons Bo Diddley / The Winstons - I'm Sorry / Color Him Father(7") Isela Records IS-1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
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COL 3314 Color Him Father / I Wish Someone Would Care — The Winstons The Winstons / Irma Thomas The Winstons / Irma Thomas - Color Him Father / I Wish Someone Would Care(7", Mono, RE) Collectables COL 3314 US Unknown Sell This Version
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MM-142 The Winstons Love Of The Common People / Wheel Of Fortune(7") Metromedia Records MM-142 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
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HD-X-100 Color Him Father / Sabor A Mi — The Winstons The Winston* / El Chicano The Winston* / El Chicano - Color Him Father / Sabor A Mi(7", Single) Hot-Disc Records HD-X-100 US Unknown Sell This Version

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azet

azet

September 4, 2008
Without the influence of the "Amen Break" from the Song The Amen Brother by the Winstons, modern electronic music just wouldn't be the same.
There is hardly and Drum and Bass / New Jazz / Downbeat / Breakcore / French Hardcore track without at least a bit of influence of the often resliced "Amen Break".

The "Amen Break" revolutionized a big spectrum of the electronic music scene we nowadays and in the 90ties knew.

The Winstons also never engaged in any legal action against the use of this highly remarkable drum solo.
Kerberos

Kerberos

February 21, 2003
The Winstons are not an electronic band at all, but in a way they are one of the most important bands for electronic music.

The Winstons' track "Amen, Brother" has a drum solo half way trough that nowadays is best known as the "Amen Break".

The Amen Break is used all the time in Jungle, Drum & Bass and Breakcore as well as in allmost all other forms of electronic music.

So, Amen to The Winstons for giving us the best break of all time! :-)

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