Tributes to Madison's "Funky Drummer" Clyde Stubblefield, who died Feb. 18 at age 73 of kidney failure, continue.
Concerts dedicated to the memory of Stubblefield, a longtime Madisonian and one of James Brown's original "Funky Drummers," will continue monthly at the High Noon Saloon, organizers of the performances said. Proceeds from the shows, known as "Funky Mondays," will benefit the Madison Area Music Awards' Clyde Stubblefield Scholarship Fund.
The first show, set for 6 p.m. March 20 for ages 21 and older, will feature the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars and DJ Vilas. Additional shows have been booked for April 24 and May 22. Admission is $10.
Fans and musicians who knew Stubblefield were scheduled to gather Friday night in New York City for a tribute concert. Stubblefield, known as the most sampled drummer in history, also will be honored posthumously with an honorary degree from UW-Madison at a May 12 commencement ceremony.