Definition of backbeat
: a steady pronounced rhythm stressing the second and fourth beats of a four-beat measure
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The Natives have three excellent singers and sophisticated harmonies, a straightforward rock backbeat and abrasive noises buried in the mix.
The event, presented by the Overland Park South Rotary Club, is two days of sparkling guitars, smiling saxes and lightly funky backbeats, with a bit of rock and blues thrown in.
Our repertoire wasn't that big - a few Bachman Turner Overdrive songs, a couple of Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes and some other standards of the day, most of which required no more than three chords and a simple 2-4 backbeat.
The molten Gruyere — placed in a ceramic bowl on a wire rack over a flaming tea candle — is redolent of white wine, cherry schnapps and garlic on the backbeat.
Alphonse Mouzon, a powerful jazz drummer who made his greatest contributions with a funk backbeat, forging a standard for 1970s fusion, died on Dec. 25 at his home in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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