Clyde Stubblefield

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Clyde Stubblefield
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The Funky Drummer

"The Funky Drummer" Clyde Stubblefield joined the gang in 1984 as part of the Whad'Ya Know? trio. Clyde plays with John and Jeff on Whad'Ya Know? road shows, and for occassional gigs in the Madison area.

Clyde started his musical career as a child in Chattanooga, TN, "playing on tin can lids, pasteboard boxes -- everything." Since then Clyde has played all over the world and recorded with some of the greatest funk, soul and r&b performers including James Brown, Otis Redding, and Clayton Fillyau. While working with James Brown, Clyde recorded "Funky Drummer," one of the most sampled drum tracks in the world.

Clyde moved to Madison in the 1970's where he is still busy playing, recording, and leading drum clinics.