Best Use of Clapping!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Personally, I love when a good song is made better with the simplest form of music known to man: Hand claps (and they can come in handy if you're too lazy to walk all the way to the light switch)
    Post some songs that you think make the best use of hand-clapping. Here's mine:

    Weather Report--Birdland"
    Queen--"Find Me Somebody to Love" (a little hard to hear, but it comes in at about 3:00)
    King Crimson--"One More Red Nightmare"

    I know there's a lot more, but I can't think of them right now. CLAP CLAP
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I once heard this comedian gal who played a really nervous country singer, and she starts playing this bouncy country song on guitar, and the audience starts clapping along with it, and she suddenly stops playing and with all seriousness she says, "I'm sorry but it really throws me off when you all clap along like that." I laughed so hard I got a stomach ache!
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    There's a tune on Mingus "Ah Um" which has some really great clapping on it ...can't think of the title offhand?
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Tons of hip hop beats and R&B tunes use clapping on the snare hits. Both live and fake, it produces a great effect. In particular, D'angelo's album 'voodoo' and both of Dwele's albums have many cuts using this. Fat jon uses clapping a fair amount, as do many others, it's fairly common place.

    Steve reich has some excellent clapping in many of his compositions, notably: Clapping music and Tehillim.

    The clapping in 'spain' always made me smile.

    Flamenco music has some very neat rhythmic clapping that moves the music as much as anything else. There is actually a defined rhythmic theory behind the clapping in flamenco music, all I know is it's very syncopated.

    and of course... hey mickey you're so fine
  5. flatwounds


    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    'I Want To Hold Your Hand' - The Beatles.

    And, of course...'Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' - The Beatles ;)
  6. System of a down - Question! (In the verses)
    Kate Bush - Big sky
  7. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    One of the Muse songs off the new album has some cool clapping in it. I think it's called "our time is running out." There's a synth bass line in 8th notes with finger snaps on 2 and claps on 4. It's a pretty cool effect.
  8. King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare
  9. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Tenacious D - Double team. "We don't mind, suckin' on toes..." :p
  10. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    "Here me and KJ come naked, out of the side hatch..."
  11. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    Great hand claps on the outro of "Birdland" on the Heavy Weather album. Love that Jaco!
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Beach Boys - I Get Around.
    Beatles - Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da.
  13. There's a Ron Kenoly song that has a clapping interlude which is fascinating.
  14. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    I hate when the audience starts clapping, it wouldn't be so bad if they could clap on the beat, but that is almost never the case.
  15. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Miles Davis' "Black Satin" off of On the Corner wins - hands down (;)).