Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Oak Ridge Boys’ Drummer Fred Satterfield Interview (1981)

SKF NOTE: I don’t remember precisely how I came to interview Fred Satterfield. Photographer John Lee, who had established himself in country music circles as a skilled, reliable pro, may have suggested Fred for a Modern Drummer interview. John was … Continue reading

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Tony Williams: ‘A Tribute to Miles’ Photo (1994)

SKF NOTE: A unique photo of Tony Williams by Hiroyuki Arakawa from the A Tribute To Miles CD booklet. The music is a mix of studio and live performances by Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet minus Miles Davis. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish’s Choice for ‘Super Slick’ Drum Intro Du Moment

Derek Martin’s Daddy Rollin’ Stone SKF NOTE: Production and sales of music cassettes were declining. Music CDs were gaining in popularity. Retail stores — mostly music and big box stores – often had cut-out bins piled high with music cassettes. … Continue reading

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Rethinking Customers Who Acted Stupid

SKF NOTE: Thinking back on my years as a professional drummer, there were very, very few times I snapped in anger at customers. The common thread involved someone mistreating my drums because they were drunk, showing off, or just lacked … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy and Rogers Drums (1970)

SKF NOTE: Ed Shaughnessy was a role model for drummers aspiring to be all-around┬áprofessional drummers. I always studied Ed with The Tonight Show band, and I even found two old jazz albums with Ed on drums when such albums were … Continue reading

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