The Winstons were a 1960s funk and soul music group, based in Washington, D.C.. They are known for their 1969 recording of an EP featuring a song entitled "Color Him Father" on the A-side, and a song entitled "Amen, Brother" on the B-side. Half-way into "Amen, Brother", there is a drum solo (performed by G.C. Coleman) which would cause The Winston's EP to become one of the most widely-sampled records in the history of electronic music. Sampled audio clips of the drum solo became known as the Amen Break, which has been used in thousands of tracks in a large number of musical genres, including drum and bass, hip hop, jungle, big beat, industrial and electronica.
- Clips (1)Latest ClipThe Winstons on the recording of the Amen Break
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- The Winstons on the recording of the Amen Breakhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c986y.jpg2011-06-01T23:00:09ZThe Winstons' original singer Richard L Spencer talks to Kutski about the recording of the break.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00hb618Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
The Winstons on the recording of the Amen Break