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Clyde Stubblefield

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Nick Berard

AtwoodFest, the ever-growing east side street festival, pays tribute to the “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield with a headlining set by the Clyde Stubblefield All-Stars and a stage dedicated in his honor. more

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Clyde Stubblefield lives on in many ways. But one of the more interesting tributes that has cropped up since his death in February is in the form of a coloring book, created by Carolynn Schwartz, the lead singer for the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars. more

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Justin Sprecher

Clyde Stubblefield Tribute at High Noon Saloon on February 27, 2017. more

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Clyde Stubblefield at Inn Cahoots club, August 1991

Brent Nicastro

Where would hip-hop be without the influence and backbeat created by the Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield? Steven Potter talks to Madison's hip-hop community about the death of the legendary musician. more

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Ankur Malhotra

Clyde Stubblefield, a beloved Madison institution and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” died at age 73 from kidney failure. more

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Nick Berard

Joey Banks, one of Madison’s busiest drummers, was mentored by his idol, Clyde Stubblefield. Now Banks is music director of the Clyde Stubblefield All-Star Band, where the two men drum side by side. more

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Ankur Malhotra

Madison’s Clyde Stubblefield is best known for propelling many of James Brown’s greatest hits. Now the city he loves is staging a series of events to honor the legendary drummer. more

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Benjamin Franzen/Brent Nicastro

The Funky Drummer marked his 68th birthday earlier this month. He is confronting health issues. Something had to give. Fresh off his exhilarating March 29 performance with Chuck D, Eclectic Method and the Copyright Criminals All-Stars on "Late Night more

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Clyde Stubblefield at Inn Cahoots club, August 1991

Brent Nicastro

This article first appeared in "Isthmus" on Aug. 9, 1991 more

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You might know that Madison's own Clyde Stubblefield was James Brown's Funky Drummer. But here's something you might not know: The drum solos Stubblefield performed on Brown's records were turned into extended DJ breakbeats by Bronx hip-hop pioneer C more

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Tom Strader

Last weekend marked the final night of live music at the King Club before its temporary closing and renovation in advance of its reopening as Woof's. Once the new bar opens its doors come late February, though, it will once again serve as home for Fu more

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I went to the King Club on a warm June night to catch the original Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, doing his regular Funky Mondays gig. At 64, Stubblefield, who played with James Brown in the '60s and whose sticks are in the Rock and Roll Hall of more

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'I made James to a certain extent,' he said, 'but you won't see anyone's name but his on any of his albums. more

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