Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ten Most Sampled Drum Beats in Music History

SKF NOTE: An interesting piece in this morning’s news. Some drummers listed are new to me — always a pleasure! The full story includes all the songs. You can listen to the beats and read backstories to all the songs. … Continue reading

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‘Twas a Drummer Invented Country Rock: Jon Corneal

SKF NOTE: Interesting news story. I’ve listened to – and like – a lot of country rock since I owned an advance copy of The Byrds’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo in 1968. But I confess I was not familiar with … Continue reading

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Doudou N’diaye Rose: The Very Precise Language of Drums

SKF NOTE: Truly amazing drumming. “The very precise language of drums,” indeed. RIP. MUSIC Doudou N’diaye Rose, 85, Senegalese Drummer and ‘Human Treasure,’ Dies By BRUCE WEBERAUG. 23, 2015 Doudou N’diaye Rose, a master drummer and bandleader from Senegal who … Continue reading

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Jon Fishman: Jazz Was This Monster Around the Corner

Relix.com Little Drummer Boy: Local Hero Jon Fishman Reconnects with His Syracuse Drum Teacher by Jess Novak on August 22, 2015 Jess Novak: You took lessons from [Syracuse, NY drummer] Dave (Hanlon) when you were 13. Why drums? Jon Fishman: … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice: Where My Style Came From

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Carmine Appice circa 1981. Carmine Appice: Basically my style came from listening to a cross between Sandy Nelson, Wipe Out, and all that stuff, and listening to people like Krupa and Rich and Joe … Continue reading

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Tony Williams’s Textbook Perfect Drum Solo

SKF NOTE: Tony Williams‘s drum solo on Moose the Mooche with The Great Jazz Trio [Hank Jones, piano and Ron Carter, bass] at the Village Vanguard, February 1977, is textbook perfect. Beautiful.

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Kenney Jones, Not Charlie, Playing on ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’

How Kenney Jones Ended Up Playing Drums on the Rolling Stones’ ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’ By Michael Gallucci August 19, 2015 3:32 PM Did you know that Charlie Watts didn’t play drums on the Rolling Stones‘ 1974 hit “It’s … Continue reading

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