Six Seconds

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In 1969 funk /soul group The Winstons released a Grammy Award winning record, “Color Him Father“, with a B-side track titled “Amen Brother“. That B-side includes six seconds of drumming that nearly everyone has heard. It is known as the “Amen Break”. It is at the core of huge hits like N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton“. Drum-and-bass and jungle are an entire musical subculture based on the six second drum loop that is sampled from the middle of “Amen brother”. This documentary, by Nate Harrison, tells all about the origin of the break, the history of its use, and looks at the future of sampling and copyright management.

The world’s most important 6 second drum loop

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About megstar73

I'm a 37 year old living in the East Bay near San Pablo Bay. I have worked as a Gallery Assistant at a small community college and am a medical assistant who has trained as a phlebotomist. I need to find time in my busy schedule as the mother of a very active toddler to study and get my phlebotomist's license. Interests include cheese, exotic beverages (not the alcoholic kind), ethnic food, improving my culinary skills, bacon, reading, music of all genres and combining all of the above together with friends! Last but not least, I love being the mother of a beautiful, sweet darling little girl. How lucky am I?

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