James Brown is noted for pushing the ONE beat, creating the amazing
rhythmic drive of his music.
My assumption has always been that the rock'n'roll drummers of
>that period simply weren't competent enough to master that, and
>instead went to the "one-two-THREE-four" that backed up rock
>from that point until much later. Contemporary pop music uses
>a "funk" dance rhythm that is lifted from Black artists, most
>notably James Brown...which, if carefully analyzed, turns out
>to be based on the old tango rhythm.
>Anybody out there in Radio-Land make any sense of this?
>Steven C. Barr
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