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Thursday, January 22, 2009
TONY CLARKE - LANDSLIDE
I'm a sucker for not only drum breaks in records, but even more so for a drum intro.
This is one of the best drum intros EVER! It's probably Maurice White (later of Earth Wind And Fire) pounding out the jackhammer intro on this stormer!
Tony Clarke wrote a few great tracks for Etta James, and released a handful of singles on his own for the mighty Chess records. Unfortunately, Tony was murdered (allegedly by his wife in a domestic dispute) in 1970. A great songwriter and singer snuffed out way too young.