Clyde Stubblefield, best known for his drum work with the James Brown Band in the 1960’s and 1970’s could possibly be the most sampled human of all time. His drumbeats have reappeared — often uncredited — in countless hip-hop songs. Stubblefield, who in his later years, called Madison home, died in 2017. Filmmaker Trevor Banks […]
On Sun. Aug. 30 the Cycropia Aerial Dance troupe is featured in a full-length online performance (pre-recorded virtual show) starting at 8:00 am and available for 24 hrs. This stunning show features 6 brand new aerial works (on silks, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, bungee/harness, and aerial pole/strap), along with video clips of Cycropia memories from Orton […]
Tune in for more music with Madison’s own Jeffry Eckels this afternoon. The tribute has now been extended and Chuck France is spinning some of Jeff’s music on Wednesday’s Journeys Into Jazz. He’ll be featuring Jeff playing with Geri DiMaggio, Randy Sabien and John Thulin. Also, next week on Strictly Jazz Sounds host Jane Reynolds […]
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 […]