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Clyde Stubblefield - Musician, drummer; born Clyde Austin Stubblefield on April 18, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee but resided in Madison, Wisconsin from 1971- 2017.
In early 1960's Stubblefield worked with guitarist Eddie Kirkland and toured with Otis Redding, but is probably best known as the drummer for The James Brown Band that he joined in 1965. Stubblefield's recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming and his rhythm pattern on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" is among the world's most sampled musical segments.
Stubblefield lived in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1971 until his death. For over twenty years he played Monday nights with his band, The Clyde Stubblefield Band, in downtown Madison.
From the early 1990's to 2015 Stubblefield also performed on the nationally syndicated public radio show "Whad'Ya Know?" which was broadcasted from Madison.
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Nicknamed "The Funky Drummer", Stubblefield was named the second best drummer of all time by LA Weekly in 2014.
Above: Stubblefield's third solo album The Original was released in 2003. All compositions were based on Stubblefield's drum grooves and the album was produced by Leo Sidran, the son of Ben Sidran.
Above: Stubblefield's first solo album "The Revenge of the Funky Drummer" was released in 1997.