From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Tramp Groove in A
I don't think music would have gotten as funky as it has if it hadn't been for this type of bass line combined with this kind of drumbeat. An important thing to notice about the beat here is the bass drum hitting the up-beat after beat three, or the and of three. You count this: One-two-three & four, saying 'and' as your foot comes up, sounding like; boom-tah boom-boom-tah, classic funk blues. This bass line is crucial for any blues jam session. Also called “Shotgun” groove.