"I'm Woudy Hughes, the Whole Darn Family's bass player and creator of the bass line in "Seven Minutes of Funk."
With that simple introduction, the famed bass man starts strumming his instrument. The funk flowed, and we were there to witness it. Watch Hughes play and share the story behind one of the most recognizable bass lines in popular music history. Also look in our August issue for Don Harrison's feature story, "It's Their Thing," about Hughes and the Richmond band whose song has been sampled by performers like Jay Z, the Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Coolio and EPMD.
(Video shot and produced by Maureen McNabb)