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best recent drummer in soul/funk

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Initial post: 1 May 2009 19:37:47 BDT
TEN CITY says:
best recent drummer in black music from 1970s to current day

Posted on 2 May 2009 02:07:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2009 20:52:10 BDT
You'll not get much funkier than Bernard "Pretty" Purdie & Idris Muhammad!

Posted on 2 May 2009 02:52:11 BDT
S. R. Tulip says:
It's got to be the jazz-rock drummers like Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Lenny White and Michael Walden.

Posted on 8 May 2009 20:37:44 BDT
A. Smith says:
How about the "funky drummer" himself Clyde Stubblefield. Or John "Jabo" Starks.

Posted on 9 May 2009 15:01:29 BDT
Simon says:
I don't know the geezer's name but whoever it was that held down the rhythm to The Rimshot's "Do What You Feel Pt.1 and Pt.2" gets my vote! Also, the one from the original Kool & The Gang line-up, back when they were funkier than a mosquito's tweeter (if that's possible)

Posted on 14 May 2009 16:48:27 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Agree with all suggestions so far but top of the pile for me are Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Zigaboo (Meters) , Dave Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Tony Thompson (Chic) and Mike Clark (Headhunters). There's also Adam Deitch who's played with John Scofield on his more recent funk fusion albums.

Posted on 13 Jul 2009 09:50:15 BDT
Nick Grant says:
well, if you extend into jazz a bit then you have a whole heap of stixmen - like dennis chambers, vinnie colaiuta or steve gadd who are as funky as any - though james gadson, keith carlock, lenny white and airto and....well, where do you stop????????

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 12:12:29 BDT
Mike Auber says:
1970s - Howard Grimes
Present day - Harmann Srih

Posted on 22 Jul 2009 13:10:41 BDT
Hi everyone - I can't really vouch for the 80's onwards but I've always rated Zigaboo Modeliste from The Meters (mentioned on a previous post), Greg Errico from Sly & The Family Stone and any of P-Funk's drummers, (especially Tyrone Lampkin and Tiki Fulwood).

Posted on 2 Aug 2009 12:38:26 BDT
Bill Peter says:
The late, great Robbie McIntosh of the Average White Band. He had a unique mixture of technique and feel for funky music.

Posted on 14 Oct 2009 21:53:33 BDT
Norman Connors
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