Posts Tagged ‘amen break’

The Longest-Running Break Of All Time

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Excluding Lig Lury’s, the fourth editor of the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, who has yet to return from his extended lunch break, the longest-running (in the sense of being the most often-sampled) break ever is probably the ‘Amen Break’. This is an extremely common and quite simple rhythmic syncopation that was (probably) first recorded in the track ‘Amen Brother’ by The Winstons in 1969…