March 10, 2010

James Brown - Cold Sweat

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James Brown's Cold Sweat, released in 1967, is often cited as the original funk tune. Whether or not you believe this, you can't deny that this tune is seriously funky! The groove that Clyde Stubblefield layed down on this track, characterised by the displaced backbeat at the end of bar one, is still regularly imitated today. In fact, what prompted me to post this groove is hearing drummer Billy Martin play a great variation of it on John Scofield's tune Chank.
 

5 comments:

Amir said...

I'm loving this groove just as much last the other you posted.
You plan on posting any more of them?

Drum Beats Man said...

I would love to learn the full song, do you any ideas were i can get the music notes for the full song?

muebles tarragona said...

Thank you for this article, pretty helpful information.

phlogiston said...

Awesome,I'm in the processs of Midi mapping (so as to open in DAW's with EZDrummer etc)all these grooves and many others.If anybody wants free copys,just email me.

Thanos said...

There is a spot you missed on the score. The first eighth note is open hi-hat, listen to the recording. Everything else is correct.