Monthly Archives: November 2015

In Search of Levon’s Ludwigs

SKF NOTE: I liked everything about The Band from the moment I first heard The Weight on some student’s record player in my high school cafeteria. The gist of The Band’s bio was, these were accomplished musicians in upstate New … Continue reading

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When Dave “Frankie” Toler Replaced Jaimo

SKF NOTE: The late drummer Dave “Frankie” Toler replaced Jaimo (1981-82) in the Allman Brothers Band. This is a publicity shot of that makeup of the band.

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Jack Costanzo: Mr. Bongo

SKF NOTE: Excellent portrait of Jack Costanzo. Here’s my edited version. Be sure to read Pop music critic George Varga’s full portrait with video at the San Diego Union Tribune web site. Bongo pioneer Jack Costanzo drums on at 96 … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Enters Down Beat Hall of Fame

SKF NOTE: I am surprised by Down Beat Publisher Charles Suber‘s First Chorus. In Down Beat‘s 40 year existence (as of 1974), Buddy Rich is only the second drummer DB readers chose for DB Readers Hall of Fame. The first … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s IBM Ad

SKF NOTE: Somewhere pigs are flying.

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