Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Amen Break

In 1969 a band called The Winstons had Grammy Award winning singles called Color Him Father. The B-side to this tracks was a song called Amen Brother. In the middle of this song is a breakbeat, six seconds of drums that went on to have a huge impact on popular culture. Nate Harrison's 20 min documentary short Can I get an Amen? is a fascinating account of the history and impact this infamous 6 seconds.

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