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Lyle Bignon  Music PR // Artist manager // Music writer // Visiting lecturer // profile image credit @iandaviesphoto

Today is your last opportunity to catch the All Because Of You exhibition on young Northern Soulies in the Midlands at Birmingham City University's Parkside Gallery. Well worth a visit!
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#allbecauseofns #northernsoul #birmingham #westmidlands #mod #music #motown #vinyl #puma

Portrait by @iandaviesphoto for his ace #brumcreatives project, shot at The Spotted Dog, Birmingham UK in December 2016
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Credit: Ian Davies www.iandaviesphoto.com
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#birmingham #music #birminghamirish #photography #igersbrum #igersbirmingham #birmingham #thisisbham #westmidlands #0121 #dogs #nofilter #eyebags

Rest in Power Clyde Stubblefield (1943-2017), the original funky drummer from Chattanooga TN whose work with Otis Redding, James Brown, John "Jabo" Starks, William "Bootsy" Collins etc helped to define funk drumming and inspire the (then) fledgling genre of hip-hop in the process.

You can hear Clyde's syncopations on most of the JB hits including 'Cold Sweat', and 'Sex Machine' as well as that 'Funky Drummer' beat being sampled or recreated on Public Enemy's 'Fight The Power' + 'Bring The Noise', N.W.A Music's 'Fuck Tha Police', LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out', Run DMC's 'Run's House', and Boogie Down Productions' 'South Bronx'. As is often the way with backing musicians from a certain era, Clyde will receive more recognition for his huge contributions to popular music following his death rather than when he was alive.

There are 1000+ songs by artists such as Aphex Twin, 808 State Burial, JAY Z, J Dilla, Mantronix, Neneh Cherry + Sublime that also lift or emulate the 'Funky Drummer' loop, which is up there with the Amen break as one of the most influential drum beats of all time.
What a list: http://www.whosampled.com/James-Brown/Funky-Drummer/sampled/

#clydestubblefield #funkydrummer #drumming #drums #funk #rhythmandblues #soul #hiphop #breakbeat #jamesbrown #sticksman #chattanooga #tennessee #madison #wisconsin #publicenemy #rundmc #llcoolj #boogiedownproductions

Georgian stairway to heaven #gloucestershire #cotswolds

East West Home Is Best #gloucestershire #cotswolds

‪Remembering John Bradbury, legendary sticksman with The Specials #JBDay17‬ #ska #twotone #2tone #reggae #thespecials #coventry #drums

Big announcement from @waveyice coming soon >>> keep em peeled 🍉❄️🍓❄️🍏❄️🍊❄️🍒 #Birmingham #independent #entrepreneur #creative #waveyice #birmz #0121

The reverse of The Clash's London Calling record sleeve which featured Pennie Smith's iconic shot of Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Precision bass on stage at the Palladium, NYC in 1979. 'Train In Vain' was added as the final track on the album at short notice, despite first versions of the record sleeve already being in production.

#internationalclashday #theclash #londoncalling #punkrock #newwave #ska #2tone #reggae #joestrummer #mickjones #paulsimonon #topperheadon #guystevens #billprice

Oliver Coates + the London Contemporary Orchestra x Jonny Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood sounded immense in Symphony Hall's acoustic in Birmingham tonight. Brighton + Bristol next. Go see ▶️ #therewillbeblood #jonnygreenwood #danieldaylewis #symphonyhall #birmingham #soundtrack #filmmusic #filmscores

Hellraiser @leeallenphotography in position with the @homeofmetal_uk crew at Birmingham New Street station capturing @blacksabbath fan portraits until 1930. There's a @gibsonguitar axe with @laneyamplification amps to shred on too 🤘 #homeofmetal #blacksabbath #birmingham #heavymetal

One of my favourite images from the All Because Of You exhibition exploring the world of young Northern Soulies in the Midlands, now on at BCU's Parkside Gallery in Birmingham until Friday 24 February 2017.
Image: Beth Kane www.bethanykane.co.uk

#northernsoul #allbecauseofus #soul #rhythmandblues #mod #motown #birmingham #youthculture #subculture #bcmcr

Primitive London with special guest @aleeminati sounding 🔥 An 8.30pm kick off with the ace @deltaautumn at @hareandhoundsbrum tonight