Monthly Archives: August 2015

Christian McBride: What I Look for In a Drummer

http://www.npr.org All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some AUGUST 28, 2015 5:39 PM ET Here’s a duo that’s at the foundation of music itself, but which isn’t always noticed: the musical interplay between the bass and the drum. … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Characteristics of a Winner Drum Student

SKF NOTE: This is the second segment I’ve posted here from my early 1980’s interview with Keith Copeland. The back story is here.  In this part of the interview Keith and I were talking about his drum students. I asked … Continue reading

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Frank Capp: ‘I Was Like a Studio Rock Percussion Player’

  SKF NOTE: As with my recent Bob Berryhill, Sandy Nelson, and Jesse Sailes interview postings, drummer Frank Capp‘s interview here was done circa 1981 as backgrounder for my History of Rock Drumming series. I recall wanting to get back … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne Leedy Ad 1967

SKF NOTE: This ad is on the inside back cover of the November 2, 1967 Down Beat. I’ve always loved this photo.

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The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello

Ludwig‘s Facebook post today commemorating the company’s 400 Supra-Phonic Snare Drum reminds me of story involving drummers Jimmy Madison and Joe Morello. Madison told me the story during our interview which was published in the October 1982 Modern Drummer. Madison … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Interview: Jesse Sailes

SKF NOTE: It was Hal Blaine, I think, who recommended I speak with drummer Jesse Sailes when I was writing Modern Drummer’s History of Rock Drumming. I knew Jesse Sailes only from one B.B. King album. Hal, among others, said Jesse … Continue reading

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Ringo: Alcoholism is ‘A Miserable Disease’

Beatle’s Ringo Starr drums up a new job WITH a personal fortune of £180 million he doesn’t need the money but the 75-year-old Beatle’s new TV ad is hardly his first commercial starring role. By DOMINIC UTTON PUBLISHED: 08:09, Thu, … Continue reading

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