Official Site of “The Amen Break”
“The Amen Break” is a 6-second drum solo that is heard one minute and 26 seconds into the song Amen, Brother by The Winstons.
Amen, Brother was originally recorded as the B-side to The Winstons’ 1970 Grammy Award winning R & B Song Of The Year, Color Him Father.
“The Amen Break” has been documented numerous times as being one of the most heavily sampled beats in the world.
This “jungle” beat was used heavily throughout the 1980s and ’90s, as DJs and hip-hop artists searched for pure drum beats to punctuate and act as the backdrop for rappers and other artists.
This web site has been created to honor the The Winstons, who originally performed Amen, Brother and “Johnny Bee” Mosses, the song’s publisher.
Neither the performers nor the publisher have ever been paid a dime for the use of “The Amen Break”, which is copyrighted material they rightfully own.
Experts state that “The Amen Break” is likely the most “ripped off” piece of music in history.
To learn more about The Winstons, “Johnny Bee” Mosses, Color Him Father and the legend of “The Amen Break”, welcome to the site!