The Wilhelm Scream of Urban Contemporary.
March 7, 2007 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Can I get an Amen? This 20-minute audio (strangely hosted on Youtube) traces the history of the "Amen break," a six-second sample of the 1969 soul tune "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons, which went on to become on of the widely most used samples in hip hop, jungle and drum n bass.
posted by gottabefunky (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Amen, amen. -- cortex

posted by Jimbob at 4:09 PM on March 7, 2007

Double, and the original drummer died recently.
posted by empath at 4:16 PM on March 7, 2007

Wow, has it really been over a year since I posted that?

Pardon me, I'm just going to go fetal position in a corner for a bit and have a nice little nervous breakdown.
posted by loquacious at 4:17 PM on March 7, 2007

is there any reason breakbeat isn't on the list?
posted by vellocet at 4:22 PM on March 7, 2007

That was awesome... When can I expect one of these for the "Apache" break?
posted by SweetJesus at 4:27 PM on March 7, 2007

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