The Amen Break

From the video description:

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single by The Winston’s from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hip-hop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum&bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.

Who knew that a 6 second drum solo on the B-side of a gospel soul/funk record would be the world’s most important drum loop?

Here’s the uncut original track, Amen Brother by The Winstons.

Here’s the Breakage Remix of Amen Brother by The Winstons. Carries out the break longer, speeds it up, and adds some rolling bass.

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