Clyde Stubblefield Memorial Fund

$15,643 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 309 people in 27 months
The world has lost a music legend and international icon.  Clyde Stubblefield was the drummer for The James Brown Band from 1965 to 1970.  He played on such classics as Cold sweat, Mother popcorn, and Sex Machine.  Clyde’s pumping beat and ghost note accents were the pulse beat of a generation.

Clyde once told me about the recording of "The Funky Drummer".   After a long show, the James Brown Band was called to a late night recording session.  The band started up a groove.  James Brown walked into the studio and listened to the irresistible funky-ness.  The singer went into the vocal booth and started improvising lyrics.  Clyde’s drum beat was so hot, Brown called out a drum solo.  Thank God the tape was rolling, because Clyde’s name was about to be forever changed.  He was now “The Funky Drummer".  The Funky Drummer drum break was picked up by hip-hop artists and spun into a multitude of hits.  His beats changed the course of music history.   

On his tours of the world, he did a show in Madison, Wisconsin.  He fell in love with the city and decided to move here once he left the road.  Clyde moved to Madison and never left the city he loved. 

Clyde's next great love was Jody Hannon.  Clyde and Jody lived together in Madison for 23 years.  Jody helped Clyde maneuver the medical system and made sure he never wanted for a thing.  Unfortunately he’s received no royalties for his genius and Jody is disabled with several auto immune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He’s been in semi-retirement and while he lived comfortably, he had little extra money for savings.  Jody is rocked by his sudden loss and needs help paying the funeral costs and addition familial expenses.  Please help us give Clyde a memorial befitting his genius and influence of musical history and to help Jody begin to patch the hole left by losing a soul mate.

—Jeffery Hannon
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We are now raising funds for a funky' burial plot and head stone. I want the headstone really fun to look at and Clyde if his headstone made you smile. He would like that. After funeral and cremation costs I thought I would have enough but the funeral home sucked a lot of it up. So dig just a little deeper so we can get a primo burial and headstone for Clyde

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Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago
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Hello Rob, I'm Jeffery Hannon. I am Jody's brother and Clyde's brother in law. My wife and I have lived next to Clyde and Jody for 21 years and in the same Duplex for 17 years. I was very close with Clyde. He was uncle to my children and a brother to me. Jody is devastated by the passing of this great man. Jody has asked me to help raise money for the funeral expenses and financial devastation this kind of tragic event can and will causes. I can't begin to explain the hole that this tragedy has blown in our life.

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Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago
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Thanks Joey, Were all just blown away. It never entered our mind that this would happen. Clyde has bounced back from everything he ever faced. Cancer couldn't stop him, losing his thumb and half of his finger didn't stop him. He just gripped the stick different. It was inspirational. I didn't think there was anything in the world Clyde couldn't beat.

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Joey B. Banks
27 months ago
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Thank you Jeffery for doing this. I will do everything I can to help support Jody in this very difficult time. Stay strong brother. Love from the Banks family.

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Rob Chappell
27 months ago
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Hello there, I'd like to announce this campaign on Madison365 and would just like to provide proper attribution. Jeffery, can you tell me your affiliation? I assume you're related to Jody? Thank you! Robert

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Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago

We would like to thank everybody for you kind donations. The money is already doing what it was meant for. the cremation is paid in full and preparations are being made to have permanent place in a historical Madison cemetery where Clyde can take his place as a famous historical Madison figures. It would not have been possible without all of you. We will be closing the GoFundMe campaign on Sunday evening (03-05-17). Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Julie Penshorn
27 months ago

Peace and Love!

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JM
$100
Jose Medeles
26 months ago
JK
$123
Jarius King
26 months ago

On behalf of multiple dancers in Hong Kong, we responded to the call put out by Katrina "El La Katrina" Flores of Girl Illa Tactics to get #Funky4Clyde. Multiple dancers got together and danced to honor his memory and show our appreciation. Many of us, especially breakers, would not be dancing without his music. There's no Hip-Hop w/o his beats. Clyde was a blessing to the world & so many of us have had our lives enhanced by his music & legacy. From BTL in Madison to dancers' feet in Hong Kong, Clyde will be remembered! The money given was raised by donations at Funky4Clyde in Hong Kong, China.

SM
$50
Steve Margenau
26 months ago

Glad to help out and thank Clyde for his work.

$5
Jody Hannon
26 months ago

Thanks for your help

MJ
$10
Mark Johnson
26 months ago
RJ
$30
Robert Corbit Jr
26 months ago
FK
$250
Full Compass Systems Michelle Komar
26 months ago

Clyde was a familiar face back in the early days of Full Compass, when the company operated as a recording studio. From Jonathan & Susan Lipp, and all of us here at Full Compass whose lives were touched by Clyde - we send our love.

RI
$50
Rosie Itakura
26 months ago
$25
Ralph Rolle
26 months ago

Thank you Clyde.

BH
$85
Bjorn Hoverson
26 months ago
Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago
3
3

Hello Rob, I'm Jeffery Hannon. I am Jody's brother and Clyde's brother in law. My wife and I have lived next to Clyde and Jody for 21 years and in the same Duplex for 17 years. I was very close with Clyde. He was uncle to my children and a brother to me. Jody is devastated by the passing of this great man. Jody has asked me to help raise money for the funeral expenses and financial devastation this kind of tragic event can and will causes. I can't begin to explain the hole that this tragedy has blown in our life.

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Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago
1
1

Thanks Joey, Were all just blown away. It never entered our mind that this would happen. Clyde has bounced back from everything he ever faced. Cancer couldn't stop him, losing his thumb and half of his finger didn't stop him. He just gripped the stick different. It was inspirational. I didn't think there was anything in the world Clyde couldn't beat.

+ Read More
Joey B. Banks
27 months ago
1
1

Thank you Jeffery for doing this. I will do everything I can to help support Jody in this very difficult time. Stay strong brother. Love from the Banks family.

+ Read More
Rob Chappell
27 months ago
1
1

Hello there, I'd like to announce this campaign on Madison365 and would just like to provide proper attribution. Jeffery, can you tell me your affiliation? I assume you're related to Jody? Thank you! Robert

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Jeffery Hannon
27 months ago

We would like to thank everybody for you kind donations. The money is already doing what it was meant for. the cremation is paid in full and preparations are being made to have permanent place in a historical Madison cemetery where Clyde can take his place as a famous historical Madison figures. It would not have been possible without all of you. We will be closing the GoFundMe campaign on Sunday evening (03-05-17). Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Julie Penshorn
27 months ago

Peace and Love!

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