Clyde Stubblefield, November 1983
"The biggest problem here is that people--the young single musicians--think the grass is greener somewhere else. But it's not. It's worse" (1983 photo)
Madison and the music world lost a true treasure on Feb. 18 when Clyde Stubblefield, the generous and much-imitated Funky Drummer, died from kidney failure. The Clyde Stubblefield All-Star Band will perform the hits the drummer played with James Brown plus many originals. CDs of a recently released live album will benefit the Madison Area Music Association Clyde Stubblefield Scholarship Fund, and the cover will help defray funeral expenses.
$10 admission and the High Noon will be collecting donations as well for people that want to give more than the cover donation.
press release: The Clyde Stubblefield All Stars will be paying tribute to the late great Madisonian and the “Original Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield, who passed away on February 18, 2017.The tribute will be at the High Noon Saloon on February 27, 2016 and will go from 6pm-10pm. The band will be performing all of Clyde Stubblefield’s hits with James Brown and performing original songs from some of his original album releases. Many special guest performances are scheduled for the event as well.
The tribute will also be a fundraiser to help support Stubblefield’s wife Jody Hannon with funeral expenses for Clyde. There will also be copies of the recently released Clyde Stubblefield Scholarship Fund CD available for purchase. The MAMA Clyde Stubblefield Scholarship Fund will help support local youth going on to study music in college. The scholarship fund will insure Clyde Stubblefield’s legacy will live on for many years to come.
Madison and the World have lost a true legend and one of the great pioneers in modern pop music history. Clyde Stubblefield has had a major influence and impact on the Madison music scene and has had a major influence on so many people at every level of the music industry both nationally and internationally.
Clyde Stubblefield could have lived anywhere in the world but he chose Madison, Wisconsin to live his life. He loved Madison, the music community, and the people that live here. We will all miss this very humble and kind human being.