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Amp Fiddler

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Return of the Ghetto Fly Amp Fiddler, J Dilla, T3, Neco Redd 03:37
Come On Over Luke Solomon, Amp Fiddler 02:40
Faith Amp Fiddler 03:34
Heaven Amp Fiddler 04:50
You Play Me Amp Fiddler 04:53
Superfly Amp Fiddler, Dames Brown 04:15
I Believe in You Amp Fiddler 03:44
Dreamin' Amp Fiddler 04:04
Funk Is Here to Stay Amp Fiddler 04:33
Through Your Soul Amp Fiddler, J Dilla, Bubz Fiddler 04:45

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Funk and soul singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Joseph Anthony Fiddler – born May 16, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan – was better known by his stage name Amp Fiddler. His musical journey began when he studied music in college but left school to tour with popular soul vocal group Enchantment. He released his debut album, With Respect, under the name Mr. Fiddler while also working with many iconic funk and soul artists including Prince, George Clinton, Was (Not Was), Maxwell, Jamiroquai, Fishbone, and many others. Amp Fiddler has been credited with introducing hip hop icon J Dilla to the Akai MPC sampling drum machine, which changed the course of the rapper’s career. After ignoring his solo career for many years, Amp Fiddler released Waltz of a Ghetto Fly, his second album – but first under his new moniker – in 2004. The album was a critical and commercial success and reached number 82 on the UK Albums chart. That album was followed by Afro Strut (2006), which reached number 126 in the UK. After releasing his 2008 album Inspiration Information (featuring reggae duo Sly and Robbie), Amp Fiddler took a lengthy break from recording and finally returned in 2016 with Motor City Booty. He then began collaborating with funk band Will Sessions and released two albums with the group: Kindred Live (2017) and The One (2018). Amp Fiddler died of cancer on December 18, 2023, at the age of 65.