The Winstons – Bergamo – 31 ottobre 2020
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The Winstons

The Winstons – Bergamo – 31 ottobre 2020

31 ottobre 2020 - 21:00
Vendite terminate il 31/10/2020 - 21:00
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The Winstons were an American 1960s funk and soul music group, based in Washington, D.C., United States. They are known for their 1969 recording of an EP featuring a song entitled "Color Him Father" on the A-side, and "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 EP to become the most widely sampled record 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 many musical genres, including drum and bass, hip hop, jungle, big beat, industrial and electronica.

The "Color Him Father" record sold over one million copies, and received a gold record awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America on 24 July 1969. It also won a Grammy Award for the Best Rhythm and Blues Song (1969).


The Winstons line-up included:

  • Richard Lewis Spencer (tenor saxophone, lead vocals)

  • Ray Maritano (alto saxophone, backing vocals)

  • Quincy Mattison (guitar, backing vocals)

  • Phil Tolotta (organ, co-lead vocals)

  • Sonny Pekerol, J.Lee Zane (bass guitar, backing vocals)

  • Gregory C. Coleman (drums, backing vocals)

The Winstons toured as backup for The Impressions.

Notable songs

  • "Color Him Father" — (1969, Billboard Hot 100 # 7)

  • "Amen, Brother" — (1969)

  • "Love of the Common People" — (1969, Billboard Hot 100 # 54)

See also

  • Amen Break

  • Breakbeat

  • Oldschool jungle

  • Drum and bass


External links

  • The Winstons at AllMusic