Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters: Spank-A-Lee, Live with Paul Jackson (1974)

Of all the rhythm sections in the history of the world, the combo of bassist Paul Jackson and drummer Mike Clark has to rank near the top.

Here’s the duo laying it down behind Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters in a performance of “Spank-A-Lee”. This was originally broadcast on the German television show Musikladen in November 1974.

So funky. So good.

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  1. How lay a funky groove 101! Soooo glad classes are always in session!

  2. layin down that slimey smooth funk groove. classic. also is it just me or does mike clark in this video remind you of ben stiller.

  3. hey dalton! stiller all the way. how the hell did he accomplish time travel! FUNKY SHI!

  4. Seminal rhythm section. Doesn’t get any better than this.

  5. dave starsky on drum! but were is hutch! super funky! less note make the bass most funky!

  6. WOW! This is some Old School FUNK by some real Groove Masters! This sort of tune should be Studied by everyone! Class is in Session!

  7. 4:12! Best moment ;).

  8. Jerry

    One of the best of the best