SKF NOTE: I wrote this Dave Tough profile for the January/February 1979 Modern Drummer as a freelance writer pre-internet. The piece includes several names of people and things Life Beyond the Cymbals readers might want to explore further. In the order in which they appear in Dave Tough’s profile, the names are:
Ralph Hadlock; Jazz Masters of the Twenties; Sid Catlett; Jo Jones; Chick Webb; Gene Krupa; George Wettling; The Austin High Gang; New Orleans Rhythm Kings; King Oliver; Louis Armstrong; Warren “Baby” Dodds; Jimmy McPartland; Metronome; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Kenneth Rexroth; George T. Simon; Woody Herman; Ed Soph; Tommy Dorsey; Buddy Rich; Benny Goodman; Ralph Burns; Billy Bauer; Chubby Jackson; Arnold Shaw.
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