Madison, the second week of July, 1969. Ald. Paul Soglin is found guilty of failing to obey a lawful police order at the Mifflin Street Block Party Riot in early May. As things were getting tense on that Saturday afternoon May 3rd, Soglin wanted to park on Mifflin Street – which police were purportedly keeping […]
The Clyde Stubblefield All Stars funked up the Orton Park Festival on the early evening of Saturday August 25. In case you missed it (or want to hear it again) here is an encore performance!
From 1965 to 1970, self-taught drummer Clyde Stubblefield played with the James Brown Band, in the process inventing the syncopated foundations of funk, soul and hip-hop. By 1971, Stubblefield had settled in Madison, where for the next forty years he held court, playing weekly Monday gigs, first with the Clyde Stubblefield Band, then with the […]
In anticipation of the 20th annual WORT Block Party, this Sunday, May 21st from 11am – 7pm on the 200 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD in Madison, I reached out to Joey B. Banks to chat about Dr. Clyde Stubblefield and the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars as they will be headlining the party […]
Few drummers have left a legacy behind on par with the one that Clyde Stubblefield has. The time we were blessed with his talent will surely leave its mark on generations of musicians to come. His personal style and the countless beats borrowed from him as one of the most sampled drummers of all time […]
A legend passed away over the weekend. Clyde Stubblefield was the drummer for James Brown, whose revolutionary beats led to songs, albums, and even genres he couldn’t have imagined. Clyde, also known as the Funky Drummer, is the most sampled drummer in history. Shortly after retiring from the James Brown Band, Clyde settled in Madison. […]