Clyde Stubblefield

American drummer

Clyde Stubblefield (April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017) was an American funk drummer. He began his career around the 1960s. He best known for his work with James Brown. His recordings with James Brown include the singles "Cold Sweat", "There Was a Time", "I Got The Feelin'", "Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Mother Popcorn", "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" and the album Sex Machine. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Stubblefield in June 2005

Stubblefield died from kidney failure on February 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 73.[1]


  1. Peters, Mitchell (February 18, 2017). "Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's 'Funky' Drummer, Dies at 73". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2017.