Interesting docu on yhe Amen Break

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  1. soundwaveuk

    soundwaveuk SoundwaveUK

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac

    I found it pritty god damn interesting.
    Just imagine if the winstons decided to play another
    intrument over that six second break, Some of my favourite
    songs would never exist :mkay:
     
  2. sparkyc10

    sparkyc10 Kentish Junglist

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    I saw this a while ago actually, been meaning to post a link up so glad someone got round to it. Well worth a look in my opinion :2thumbs:
     
  3. Gumby

    Gumby New Member

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    ive already seen it as well. i didnt really rate it though. i mean, yeah its cool that they can trace it back to one particular song but im pretty sure that someone else wouldve come up with the same break eventually anyway.

    most things in life happen as a reaction to something else. you could probably pick any topic and trace its history back to some random moment in time....

    its just common sense that someone has happened to document.

    meh.
     
  4. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    The Amen break is a pretty random drum pattern but one that clicks on a fundamental level. Its good luck that it was recorded without any other instruments on it AND by a band that pretty much disappeared. Without it, maybe jungle would have been constructed around the Funky Drummer but then James Brown's lawyers would have had even more work.