Amen, Brother!

Nate Harrison recorded the audio for this video in the winter of 2004. This is the story about a 6 second drum “break” in a song from 1969 called Amen Brother. Now known as the “Amen Break”, this snippett of musical history is now used ubiquitously in multiple forms and mutliple variations. The shame is that the original artist, The Winstons, essentially gave away the rights to this section of their song and now the copyright is owned by a third-party drum-loop reseller. Another example of the copyright laws being broken (as in NOT working), and creativity being stiffled.

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