It would not be an understatement to say that all the funk drummers of the ’70s, and later, got their first inspiration from listening to the drummers of James Brown. From the mid-’50s, JB’s records had always placed high in the R&B charts, but it wasn’t until this song (which went to # 24 on the pop charts in 1964), that the rest of us caught up. Brown’s musical arrangements (and what his drummers did) presaged funk music by five years.
Out Of Sightby James Brown
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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.
I have been using the Classic Rock Drum Charts collection for many years. There is nothing better to practice and rehearse to, than these charts transcribed by James Morton.Michael Sheahan