The Break Beat That Shook The World

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I originally posted this at MarketingPopCulture.com, but thought it would be of interest here, as well.   Not as an example of Black rock, but more as an interesting piece of living musical history.

Part of the process of reclaiming music is knowing the origin of key elements of a particular culture.  Case in point is the "Amen Break" by The Winstons (pictured above), which has been sampled, reconfigured and reimagined in hundreds (some say thousands) of records across multiple beat-driven genres.  Artist Nate Harrison’s video provides a really engaging history of this break and its effects on music.

Knowledge is power, so make the jump here.

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