James Gadson is one of the most recorded drummers in the history of R&B music. Working with everyone from Marvin Gaye to Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake, Gadson's prolific career easily spans 6 decades. In the 1960's, the funky soul group, Dyke & the Blazers, featured James on "Let A Woman Be A Woman", which later was sampled by the Bomb Squad for Public Enemy's "Welcome To The Terrordome". James Gadson's performances on Bill Withers' album Still Bill
, featuring hits like "Use Me" and "Lean on Me", and also on Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall,
remain some of R&B's most revered drum tracks. The great Jeff Porcaro, when asked about his well-known right-hand technique, quoted simply - "Gadson". James has played on over 500 gold records and hundreds of Motown sessions. Recently, live Beck shows featured James double-drumming with Beck's Indie drumming champion Joey Waronker. Incidentally, both Gadson and Waronker can be heard on Paul McCartney's latest album Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard
. James Gadson is currently busy in LA, recording his upcoming solo record. IP is proud to welcome this drumming legend to our artist family!