THE WINSTONS / “Amen, Brother”


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8 Responses to “THE WINSTONS / “Amen, Brother””

Berry Says:
March 12th, 2006 at 1:17 am

Wait, Hairston of the “Amen” TV show fame? If that isn’t him they must surely be related!


rylan gregory Says:
March 12th, 2006 at 1:20 am

this is great. as someone familiar with the significance of the amen break to drum and bass i found this piece fascinating… look forward to the Goldie piece … Inner City Life is certainly a classic.


Qawi Says:
March 13th, 2006 at 1:55 pm

To answer Berry’s comment, yes it is the same Jester Hairson.

To Kalamu and Mtume, THANKS for this post and the others from this week. This is one to write home about. The level of history mentioned here and how it relates to modern music is unmatched! Keep up with the good work.

P.S., Never knew a church song could sound so FUNKY! But then again, folks don’t realize that most of OUR music got started in the CHURCH!


Kiini Says:
March 15th, 2006 at 5:20 pm

Mtume and Baba,

Thanks for the depth and breadth of this posting. This site is beginning to make a shift from music appreciation to music history.

I found it creepy how Casualties of War could have been a contemporary song, complete with the name of the president.


Chris Defendorf Says:
April 9th, 2006 at 12:52 am

my favorite use of the break is actually on 3rd Bass’s “Wordz of Wizdom” remix., which put it over a Depechemode riff.


Olberg Says:
April 20th, 2006 at 3:45 am

Anyone know how much of Prodigys stuff is based on the Amen break?


Richard Spencer Says:
June 28th, 2006 at 9:57 am

That is not a picture of “The Winstons”. That is a picture of an imposter named Joe Phillips and his sidekick who are passing themselves off as “The Winstons.”Neither had anything to do with Amen Brother or any Winston’s achievement!RLSpencer


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February 22nd, 2015 at 5:50 pm

[…] and it’s “DNA”, you may be interested in Salaam, K., & Salaam, M.’s blog post which I believe is taken from a conversation in their radio show / podcast back in 2006. Here is a […]


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