Sunday, July 15, 2007

The AMEN Break & its History (+ Why do Zero-G etc own this "more" than The Winstons?)

Q/Zero-G? What have they got to do with this??

A/ They make sample discs/sets, they sell the AMEN break on probably every disc they sell in 1 format or another or not, YET if you use 'their' sample/copy of The Winstons - Amen Brother 'loop' you get sued, So why don't The Winstons get paid royalties on this?
Find out.... Copyright, what a load of ***beep***

Video explains "the world's most important 6-sec drum loop" known as the 'Amen' Loop or Break. The most sampled loop in the world and the writers (The Winstons - Amen Brother B side of the 1969 7" grammy winning single 'Colour Him Father' ) oddly haven't (yet?) received a penny from royalty money. NB Sadly the drummer passed away last year (2006).
Want to know where NWA - Straight Outta Compton's beats came from? sh1t just about everything on this blog haha...

Not seen it? You realy will like it. 18mins long. 34mbs length. Downloadable from :-

If you want to download it go to my Spymac storage.(THIS could be the 'answer' ALL along to getting some single tracks up...
Aural-Virus TV Channel IS going to happen, expect videos and items such as this and some wicked footage of Lee 'scratch' Perry :)

BTW Don't forget to give it 5 stars. ROFL!!
  • AMEN me Brothers - Go here to D0WNL0AD!!

  • Since this was made the drummer passed away in 2006. R.I.P. and thanks for ALL the music you inspired/made possible!

    Visual Representation at 138 BPM (from Adobe Audition or similar)

    Look at me getting all 'info' ish - Bunker Label NOW the Amen break, Brain surgery follows by me on me. Mirror, hammer, kitchen utils and superglue. easy + behaviour control chip from (pick a film, tv show, comic etc for responsible authority.)
    blah blah baa..
    Great bit of info this, I'm sure MANY have seen this but if not enjoy.

    If you can't download it t i could add it to the same place as the Hexstatic Distorted Minds film (I remembered that this track is on Masters View album, when it came on my iPod in shuffle play... blah blah blah
  • Aural-Virus

  • original photos 'courtesy' of The Artbreaker. Cheers mate, and yep i've seen your track(s) vinyl(s) in mixsets, podcasts alongside the OTHER ;) names in the game... go that man!! brraap brraap big up!! LOL :)
    Notice i say see, I haven't the cash to buy vinyl or the space at the moment. Thank f my Dad has a couple of garages, i'd have to SELL !! boxes of vinyl. Now THAT is criminal not "piracy".



    Unknown said...

    Aaah Yes the amen sample!! I was hit in the face (as to speak) when I heard this sample on a compilation: breaks and beats, nice origina;, it's worth pretty much if you got the original single LP

    Turk said...

    Amazing how interesting watching a turntable is with such interesting history :)

    I'd like a 'major' program company to pick this up and make a full documentary... wish i had the know how to redo this vrsn, same guy but add video clips, stills etc...

    But amazing 'story' of a druim loop...
    How many records have been made with it i wonder? and how much money!

    IF each person who has used it gave?? £1/$1 to the Winston family they wo0uld probably be insanely rich... i'm glad they didn't clamp it down with copyright and i'm suprised their record label didn't more so...

    Odd, very odd... i'd like to ask them why... alas not possible re 1 brother.

    btw I think i like this more than anyone visiting here, i've made the largest comment haha

    Would be nice to have some more feed back from people... i'll try and remove that annoying word verification, MAYBE that will help.. i doubt :)

    Thanks for taking 5 mins to say something in the comments, it does encourage me to post more... the less comments i seem to lay off ... when people give feed back i start posting 5+ shares a day, at the moment, i post about the same as comments (1 a week) :)

    I think its time to say this in an actual post. 'Give me a reason to share, show me yer love' hehe well maybe just a cheers in the comments is good and REQUESTS!! damn it..

    Anonymous said...

    Ok, that case; I request more dubsteppy kind of stuff like the Neil Lindstrumm! that one is crazy! low on bass and not too hardcore! gresat stuff, keepup the good stuff!

    Turk said...

    keep dem coming :) get ready - buy a new hard drive!!!