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The Origins of the “Amen Break,” The Most Sampled Piece of Recorded Music Ever

You may not find the reference easily in a Google search. But hang around electronic musicians, DJs, or producers long enough, and you’ll probably hear someone talk about an “Amen song.” They don’t mean gospel, not directly, but the famed “Amen break,” a six-second drum loop sampled from a 1969 soul instrumental recording of the gospel song “ Amen, Brother ” from the B-Side of a Grammy-winning record by Washington, DC-based group The Winstons.

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