Clyde Stubblefield drummer dead from Kidney failure at 73

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RIP Clyde Stubblefield. The lengthy-time James Brown drummer, who became the most sampled percussionist in hip-hop history, has sadly passed away aged 73 due to kidney failure.

His rhythm pattern on the 1970 hit ‘Funky Drummer’ is stated to be the most sampled in hip-hop history with the likes of Run DMC, Raekwon, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, and N.W.A all employing it. It has been utilised in a quantity of other genres also and Prince regarded him a single of his drumming idols. The influence it has had is a staggering achievement.

Whilst he was playing with James Brown from 1965 to 1971, he played on the Godfather of Funk’s most memorable tracks which includes ‘Cold Sweat,’ ‘Ain’t It Funky Now,’ ‘I Got the Feelin’ and Brown’s classic LP Cold Sweat and Sex Machine.

Stubblefield deserved songwriting royalties but never ever got them. “All my life I’ve been questioning about my cash,” Stubblefield stated in a 2011 New York Occasions interview.

Of coming up with ‘Funky Drummer’, he said: “We have been sitting up in the studio, getting ready for a session, and I guess when I got set up I just began playing a pattern. Started playing anything. The bassline came in and the guitar came in and we just had a rhythm going, and if Brown liked it, I just mentioned, ‘Well, I will place some thing with it.'”

“All the drum patterns I played with Brown was my own he in no way told me how to play or what to play,” Stubblefield told SF Weekly in 2012. “I just played my own patterns, and the hip-hoppers and what ever, the men and women that employed the material possibly paid him, perhaps. But we got nothing. I got none of it. It was all my drum solution.”

Stubblefield was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1943 also played for Otis Redding in the early 60s prior to joining James Brown.

Whilst in James Brown’s group he played alongside John “Jabo” Starks and collectively they helped write the definition of funk music.

When Stubblefield left Brown’s band, he and Starks reunited to kind the Funkmasters, resulting in a pair of albums and he released some solo albums including 1997’s Revenge of the Funk Drummer.

Considering he was never ever paid effectively for his contribution to music when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2001 he did not have health insurance coverage to pay for the treatment and, according to Billboard, philanthropic Prince stepped up to save his life and spend the $ 80,000 dollar healthcare bills.

Meanwhile, the legendary Bootsy Collins has paid tribute via Twitter:

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The MFW Deadpool: T in the Park Is Dead, Long Reside T in the Park

Photo Credit: T in the Park

Photo Credit: T in the Park

The undisputed king of Scottish mega-festivals, T in the Park, lately announced that it will be taking a year off in 2017. In contrast to other vague cancellation announcements, organizers lay the blame squarely on government officials — and some infant birds.

From the official statement on the internet site:

“Against our will, and in spite of a prolonged fight, we have been forced to move from Balado, Kinross in 2015. This move was a mammoth activity for the occasion and a single that was compounded by a series of onerous internet site restrictions placed upon us as preparations for the occasion in 2015 took location. As the develop up to the festival was well underway we were informed by Scottish Government Ministers that we would have to apply for complete Arranging Permission due to the presence of an unregistered, but protected in law, osprey’s nest. The constraints – logistically and financially – that the resulting planning situations put upon us are just not workable.”

It’s been a rough road for Scottish music festival lately. Rockness, 1 of the largest fests in the country, was last held in 2013, and Wickerman Festival was cancelled in 2016 after the death of a co-founder.

At least one particular festie thinks the festival is worth saving. Danny Beggan has began an on the web petition and hopes that having ten,000 signatures will force the matter to be debated in Scottish Parliament. A lot more hope for the future of the festival — the BBC is reporting that Glasgow is in talks with T in the Park organizers as a future venue.

Odds of a Return: The demand for a Scottish mega-festival is higher and T in the Park definitely has the wills and the means to provide. If they can discover a satisfied venue, they’ll certainly be back. We put this one particular at 9 out of ten.

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Festival Briefs: The War on Raves, Day of the Dead is No A lot more, Outdoors Lands, 420 Fest, #FestivalTheWorld

Photo Credit: Oh Dag Yo/Hard Day of the Dead

Photo Credit: Oh Dag Yo/Hard Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Is Technically Cancelled
Following an Instagram post of a text conversation went viral (welcome to 2016), organizers from Difficult Day of the Dead have confirmed that the Halloween fest will not happen. Even though this would be DOD’s seventh year, it most absolutely wasn’t cancelled according to a spokeperson because “technically, Tough Day of the Dead 2016 was never even announced.”

The War on Raves: Kaskade Can’t Preserve Quiet
The cancellation of Day of the Dead prompted the Los Angeles Occasions to continue their summertime bashing of the electronic music scene. This time around, they deemed 2016 the not-at-all inflammatory “summer of deaths” and backed up their thesis by bringing up incidents from 2010 and 2014. And boy, did that ever piss off Kaskade who unloaded on the paper with this rant.

Three Items to Love: Beer, Jam, and 420
The Sweetwater 420 Fest in downtown Atlanta has already announced their headliners for 2017. Four sets by Widespread Panic, two sets by the Trey Anastasio band, a bunch of other artists, and of course, loads of Sweetwater beer.

Outside Lands Celebrates Tenth Birthday
San Francisco’s mega-festival Outside Lands has announced 10th anniversary dates from August 11-13, 2017. Is it feasible to book Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem each year?

It’s a huge planet, it is time to get out there and festival it. Tickets that went on sale for 2017 this week consist of Barcelona’s Vida Festival, Ultra Festival in South Africa, and LoveBox. Require far more inspiration for traveling the globe? Verify out one hundred Nights of Summer.

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