The Jab’o Starks Interview

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Doing it to death, the relentless pouring of sweat and grit to hold it down and be an accompanist for the greatest self-expressionist of our time.

My guest kept the beat and played the rhythms that helped James Brown reach international stardom. He would play the same groove for 15 minutes while Jimmy Brown carried on and drove those rhythms Stone Soul Lyrics captured from all the urban venues that existed at one time in this country.

My guest still is secure enough to play out and pass the peas or dish on The Revolution of the Mind. He made love music with Fred Thomas, Fred Wesley, double drums with Clyde Stubblefield who along with my guest is the most sampled drummer in modern electronic beats.

It's not music because there's no real people playing the music. A real person like my guest would have to keep the beat while James would riff for 18 minutes asking The aforementioned Wesley to take a jazz solo in the same vein as JJ Johnson.

My guest feels the groove. He along with Bernard Purdie, Idris Muhammad and and Zigaboo Modeliste helped fuse Gulf Coast Blues with Jazz and Gospel bringing in Funk. The kind of funk that Lyn Collins or Bobby Byrd felt.

It continues today with a beat as strong as ever playing in different amalgamations of The JBs and locally @ The Red Bar in Mobile Alabama.

John Jab'o Starks welcome to the JFS

 

 

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