“The seed was planted and I found my mission,”1 ?uestlove wrote on the internet. Gadson’s minimalist micro-swing caught Questo’s ear young.

Theintro has inspired many. The song isn’t bad either.

When stuff like this becomes legal: Gadson’s right hand, Stubblefield’s left, Purdie’s foot, Gadd’s other foot.

I know a guy.

Bill Withers’ TV spots are some of the greatest performances ever. Gadson is so funky:


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James Gadson