Reflections on Clyde Stubblefield

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Reflections on the life and legacy of Clyde Stubblefield, often called the world's most sampled drummer or "the original funky drummer," on the occasion of what would have been his 78th birthday. Including interviews and live recordings with him going back to 1972.

This episode features conversations with Clyde and Ben Sidran, anecdotes about Clyde's life and work with James Brown, Grant Green, Jr., and Otis Redding. Also, a meditation on the way mythology and oral history operate among musicians, with stories about Edgar Bateman, George Brown, Tony Williams, Michael Bland and Wayne Dockery.

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