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Fact #83334


Short story:

James Brown records Funky Drummer for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Clyde Stubblefield's drum breaks will make it one of the most sampled tracks of all time, usually known as the Funky Drummer Loop, providing rhythmic inspiration for Public Enemy, Madonna, Stone Roses and many others.

Full article:

John Squire (guitarist, Stone Roses) : We were signing copies of our single, She Bangs The Drum, in a Manchester record shop called Eastern Bloc. The owner said we could pick a couple of albums as a thank you, and I picked out a breakbeats album because I liked the cover and I wanted to see what it was all about. That's where I heard the Funky Drummer loop that we built Fools Gold around.