The Original Funky Drummers On Life With James Brown
By NPR STAFF
Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 9:42 am
All this week, Morning Edition is talking about drums and drummers. For the first installment in “Beat Week,” David Greene spoke with a duo who shared drumming duties for the hardest working man in show business.
From the mid-1960s through the early ’70s, Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks created the grooves on many of James Brown‘s biggest hits, and laid the foundation for modern funk drumming in the process.