July 25, 2010
The Funky Drummer
Clyde Stubblefield started his musical career as a child in Chattanooga, TN, "playing on tin can lids, pasteboard boxes - everything." Since then Clyde has played all over the world and recorded with some of the greatest funk, soul and R&B performers including James Brown, Otis Redding, and Clayton Fillyau.
While recording and performing with James Brown, Clyde joined John "Jab'o" Starks and they became known as the funkiest men alive. Clyde recorded "Funky Drummer". He and Jab'o are the most sampled drum tracks in the world. Recently, Clyde and Jab'o have appeared on the cover of
Modern Drummer and Stick It Magazines.
His and Jab'o's instructional video's, Soul of the Funky Drummers, special guest are Fred Wesley, John Schofield, John Medeski and Fred Thomas. The new JB's CD, Bring the Funk on Down, is produced by Fred Wesley. October 1999 he toured with the JB's in Japan.
Clyde was the WAMI 2000 Hall of Fame Inductee and was honored in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 8 May 2000. Clyde's drum sticks are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Presently, Clyde lives in Madison, Wisconsin and tours with Michael Feldman's Public Radio Show, "Whad'Ya Know Show". He also travels and performs with many Wisconsin music groups.
Most of all Clyde will always be best remeberered for his role in playing THE most loved and cherished breakbeat and having a dramtic role in the develeopment of modern day hip hop, based on his short break/improv section. History was born.