Tuesday 11 November 2014
Today's track contains probably one of the most sampled six seconds of drumming on it that has even been give it's own name the "amen break" which can be found on everything from early hip-hop and electro to a thousand drum and bass records, it has even been used by Oasis and Nine Inch Nails.
The original track Amen Brother was released in 1969 and was the flip of Color Him Father. Putting aside the drum sample which has furthered the career of hundreds of electronic artists from the 80s onwards The Winstons in Amen Brother produced a funky as fuck track which deserved not only to be a single in it's own right but also to have been a hit.
If you get a chance check out Portishead's Essential Mix where the track is used to great effect sandwiched between Spreadin' Honey and the Theme From Space 1999.
The Winstons - Amen, Brother