Amp Fiddler

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Amp Fiddler
Birth name Joseph Anthony Fiddler
Born 1965
Genres Soul, funk, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, keyboardist
Labels Ampliphonic

Joseph "Amp" Fiddler is an American keyboardist, sound designer, singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan, U.S.. His musical styles include funk, soul, dance and electronica music. He is probably best known for his contributions to the band Enchantment, and as part of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic groups from 1985 until 1996.[1] His first solo album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly was released in March 2004.[2] His most recent album, Motor City Booty, was released in 2016.

Early career[edit]

Fiddler has worked with George Clinton, Moodymann, Stephanie McKay, Jamiroquai, Prince, Was (Not Was), the Brand New Heavies, Fishbone, Corinne Bailey Rae and neo soul artist Maxwell. Working with his brother, Bubz (bass guitarist, producer and songwriter), he released the album With Respect in 1990 on Elektra, recording under the name Mr. Fiddler.[3] Amp Fiddler is credited with introducing hip-hop producer J Dilla to the Akai MPC sampling drum machine and also to A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip, who introduced the young Dilla into the music industry world.[4][5]

In regards to Dilla's memory, he said:



  • With Respect (1990)
  • Waltz of a Ghetto Fly (2004) - UK #82
  • Afro Strut (2006) - UK #126
  • Inspiration Information (2008) - with Sly and Robbie
  • Motor City Booty (2016)


  • "Basementality" (2002)
  • "Love and War" (2003)
  • "Possibilities" (2003)
  • "I Believe in You" (2003) - UK #72[7]
  • "Dreamin" (2004) - UK #71[7]
  • "Too High" (2004)
  • "Hope / Dope" (2006)
  • "Right Where You Are" (2006)
  • "If I Don't" (2007) - featuring Corinne Bailey Rae
  • "Take it" (2014) featuring Raphael Saadiq


  1. ^ BBC - collective - amp fiddler interview and session Archived [Date missing], at
  2. ^ Audio CD, 1 June 2004, Original Release Date: 9 March 2004, Label: Play It Again Sam Us, ASIN: B000255LES
  3. ^ Amp Fiddler : interview Archived March 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1] Archived March 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Pandora Internet Radio - Listen to Free Music You'll Love". 
  6. ^ "Spiritualized | Stones Throw Records". 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  7. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 22. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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