As has been the trend this year, the last few days has seen the passing of a number of well known figures in the music and entertainment world. One that may have passed under the radar however, is the subject of today’s update – Alphonse Mouzon.
Alphonse was a highly respected stick man who performed alongside such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Chubby Checker among others.
As well as featuring alongside the aforementioned artists, he also released a number of albums on the iconic Blue Note label including 1974’s Funky Snakefoot from which todays 45 was taken. The hip-hop fans among you may recognise the sample used in a number of Beastie Boys tracks and more obscurely by the British rapper MC Duke.
Condolences to the friends & family of one of the funky drummers.