James Brown Drummers – Funk Drum Grooves Workshop

This class will explore the depths of James Brown’s voluminous history of chart topping hits, and the drummers that made them famous. From the course’s beginning to end the participant will learn the concepts of how to construct drum grooves from tunes like Limbo Jimbo to Cold Sweat to Mother Popcorn to The Funky Drummer. From Clayton Filial to Jabo Starks to Clyde Stubblefield, the groove masters, the new groove member will learn the structure and history of the tunes that put FUNK on the map and made America dance on its head from the late 50’s through the 90’s.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 8th – July 29th, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $100 per person (current SDS students get a discount, $80 per person)
Taught by Conor Apperson (drummer of The Cumbieros)
Seattle Drum School – North Campus
12510 15th AVE NE
Seattle WA 98125

Week 1: Funk Basics
Smokey Johnson- Big Chief (Professor Longhair 1964)
James Brown- Limbo Jimbo (James Brown and the Famous Flames 1960)
Melvin Parker- I Got You (I Feel Good) (The Famous Flames 1965)

Week 2: Feelin Funky
Clayton Filial- Signed, Sealed and Delivered (and not I’m Yours) (The Famous Flames 1963)
Nat Kendrick- Think (The Famous Flames 1960)
Nat Kendrick- Soul Food (The Famous Flames 1964)

Week 3: Funk Staples
Clayton Filial- I’ve Got Money (The Famous Flames 1962)
Jabo Starks- Super Bad (The JB’s 1970)
Clyde Stubblefield- I Got the Feeling (The Famous Flames 1968)

Week 4: Funk Master
Clyde Stubblefield- Cold Sweat (The Famous Flames 1967)
Stubblefield- Mother Popcorn (The JB’s 1969)
Stubblefield- Funky Drummer (The JB’s 1970)









Call (206) 364-8815 or e-mail admin@seattledrumschool.com to sign up!

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