NEW YORK:- Clyde Stubblefield, one of funk’s defining drummers whose solo in a James Brown song became a standard sample for hip-hop but earned him little money, died Saturday. He was 73. Stubblefield’s death from kidney failure was confirmed by Joey Banks, a fellow drummer who played with him in his home of Madison, Wisconsin. The self-taught Stubblefield in 1965 joined funk legend James Brown’s band and became best known for the 1970 track “Funky Drummer,” in which Stubblefield breaks out a solo at the singer’s urging.