Monthly Archives: August 2015

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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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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