Coalition for Recognition of Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield developed a unique funky beat which in the 60s gave a special sound to soul music great, James Brown.  Known as "The Funky Drummer", he has been credited with being "The World's Most Sampled Drummer" according to DrummerWorld magazine.  His beat has influenced the evolution of popular music and jazz in their various forms of modern funk, jazz fusion, rap and hip hop.  Stubblefield has been honored in many contexts, including receiving Yamaha Drums Legacy Award in 2013, being inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2000, and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Madison Area Music Association.  His drumsticks have been place in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and there is now a movement for nomination of the drummer himself to the Hall of Fame.  While becoming famous and influential in music, Stubblefield has chosen to live in Madison, Wisconsin since 1971. 
A Coalition of people are working for his home town to recognize and celebrate him for the national treasure that he is.  We wish to commemorate his contribution in ways that will honor him and preserve his legacy for the future.  In addition to community events, we are soliciting donations to establish a scholarship in his name.
For more information, contact Violet Moran <> or Rick Tvedt <



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