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Robert Mousey Thompson - Drummer



Globally-respected soul great Robert Mousey Thompson’s smooth, flowing grooves seem almost effortless. A featured Vic Firth Artist, Hiptrix is his official effect drumstick of choice. That’s quite the honor, as “Mousey”, of course, is best known for his work as a drummer for the original master showman and the late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown. With James Brown’s Soul Generals, Thompson has circled the globe countless times, performing for millions upon millions of die-hard fans.


In essence, Thompson has just about done it all. He was the drummer for the late, great Wilson Pickett, has performed on almost every hit variety and talk show of the last couple decades, and has performed on the grandest of all stages, including Woodstock 99, Live 8, and the American Music Awards. He can also be heard on tracks by groups like The Black Eyed Peas, in blockbuster movies, and on various major record labels, including his A&M solo release Give It A Try. Thompson is based out of the Washington DC area, where he contributes to private educational programs, continues to perform with bands like The Soul Generals, in honor of the legendary Godfather, and has recently completed a number of collaborations with artists ranging from Bootsy Collins to Jab’o Starks and Clyde Stubblefield.


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