Bundles - Sample Recreation
CREATING THE SOUND OF THE FUNKY DRUMMER | Complete Recording & Mixing Tutorial Master ClassesBundle • 2 learning products
The full tutorial: Dylan Wissing starts with a bare drum riser and shows every step of the process to get final "Funky Drummer" tracks. Cooper Anderson demonstrates the entire mix session all the way through to the final finished breakbeat.
Restoring a James Brown-Style Breakbeat Drum SetCourse • 1 lesson
Restoring a set of vintage Vox drums from the 1960s, similar to those played by Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks with the James Brown Band in the "Funky Drummer" era.
HOW TO PLAY THE FUNKY DRUMMER BREAKBEAT | Transcription & LessonCourse • 2 lessons
Mixing a Lyn Collins "Think (About It)" Breakbeat RecreationCourse • 5 lessons
Mixing raw drum tracks to recreate the iconic 1972 "Woo! Yeah!" breakbeat with Jabo Starks on drums
Alan Leeds was James Brown's publicist and tour director, centered in the King Studios office where the legendary "Funky Drummer" track was recorded. Alan sheds light on the recording session, the musicians and engineers involved, and details on the studio itself, all based on first-hand experience.
This James Brown song from 1969 made a very small splash at first, until it's beat was re-discovered in the 80's and changed the world of music forever. Dylan Wissing and Bart van der Zee of the Drum History Podcast take a deep dive into Clyde Stubblefield's "Funky Drummer" breakbeat, including how and where it was recorded, the gear he used, the impact on music, and Clyde's legacy.