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Clyde Stubblefield


With Jabo Starks, drummer Stubblefield laid down the beat for James Brown’s biggest ’60s hits. Stubblefield helped travel such seminal Brownish funk-fests as “Mom Snacks,” “Chilly Perspiration,” “State It Noisy (I’m Dark and I’m Happy),” “I ACQUIRED the Feelin’,” and “Cool Drummer.” Stubblefield’s popular break within the second option was reappropriated therefore many times it gained him the unofficial name of “World’s Many Sampled Drummer.” Stubblefield was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He started playing drums as a kid, defeating on tin cans, pasteboard containers, and other things that he could easily get your hands on. After leaving Dark brown around 1970, Stubblefield briefly resolved in Detroit, after that relocated to Madison, Wisconsin. Stubblefield used the reconstituted J.B.’s, and was the drummer for humorist Michael Feldman’s display Whad’ya Find out on Wisconsin General public Radio. He also freelanced with organizations located in Wisconsin, and collaborated with Starks on some instructional video clips. Stubblefield passed away in Madison in Feb 2017; he was 73 yrs . old.

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Full Name Clyde Stubblefield
Died February 18, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Profession Drummer, Musician
Nationality American
Music Groups The J.B.'s
Music Songs The Walking Band, Shack It Up, Funky Drummer, Party's In The Kitchen, Revenge of the Funky Drummer, Hippest March, Pt. 2, You Said, Lucky Break, The Difference, Stubbs' Relentless Groove, On Beat, off Time, Hippest March, Pt. 1, Broken Sticks, Rolls and Beats, Frozen Loop, Learn to Cook, Go with the Flow, Okay, The Original, Try Something, Faster Funky, Godfather of Drums, Hard and Fast, Faster Drummer, Special Bridge, Snap Attack, Real Life, Soul City Stroll, Samples, Beatboxer, Funk It Up, Total Insanity
Albums The Original Funky Drummer Breakbeat Album, The Revenge Of The Funky Drummer, The Original
Movies The Power Of Soul, Ben Sidran: Anthology

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Grunt" / writer: "Guerillas in tha Mist" - as Jesse James Stubblefield

Music Department

Music Department

Superbad 2007 musician: drums



Unsung 2017 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician: Copyright Criminals All Star Band
Independent Lens 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Copyright Criminals 2009 Documentary Himself

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Archive Footage

The Night James Brown Saved Boston 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself

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