Monthly Archives: December 2021

Info Wanted – Big Sid Playing Sonny Greer’s Drumset

SKF NOTE: An interesting photo, new to me, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University’s best guess is this photo of Big Sid Catlett was taken 1945-1950. It’s part of the Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection. The University is … Continue reading

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With Max Roach and His Drums

SKF NOTE: What did it feel like, on July 15, 1981, standing with Max Roach next to his blonde Ludwig drum set in his home music room? I felt awe. Reverential respect and wonder. Max said, ā€œIā€™m playing a 22ā€³ … Continue reading

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Fleetwood and McVie Behind the Curtain

SKF NOTE: Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie are one of pop music’s strongest, most inventive rhythm sections. Listen particularly to 1970s Fleetwood Mac on to the way Mick and John interlock drums and bass guitar with every song. … Continue reading

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