This is old news, circa 1969, but with help from YouTube, we now have an royalty free, audio explanation on one of the modern music’s most important and widely used drum loops. The “Amen Break,” a 6 second drum solo by The Winstons, has been sampled, used and reused, even decomposed to spawn different music genres such as Drum-and-Bass, Jungle, etc. The video is a little bit long, and goes on talking about music copyright development, but we at GEDDEM feel it is something that everyone who’s into music should know.

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