Author Archives: Scott K Fish

About Scott K Fish

How Does He Do That?

SKF NOTE: I’ve been asked later this morning to take part in my friend Jason Carey‘s mini-documentary. My role is to talk on camera about how this blog, Life Beyond the Cymbals, came about. That is, I’m to talk about … Continue reading

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DrummingNewsNetwork Features SKFBlog

SKF NOTE: is an impressive web site where it’s hard to imagine a part of the drum world not covered. A few months ago, owner, Paul Rogne, and I, had our first phone conversation. Two weeks ago Mr. … Continue reading

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Close Up on Papa Jo Jones

SKF NOTE: Drum pioneer Jonathan “Papa Jo” Jones playing his signature “Caravan” drum solo in 1978. This video is brand new to me. The web has a few excellent videos of Papa Jo drum solos. This 1957 “Caravan” drum solo … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich – Always a Lesson Learned

SKF NOTE: Buddy Rich endorsed Ludwig drums, Rogers drums, and several other drum brands. But in my mind it’s hard to separate Buddy Rich from Slingerland drums. On one knowledgeable person said Buddy endorsed Slingerland 1938-1946, switched for a … Continue reading

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Benny Benjamin’s Unbeatable Timing

SKF NOTE: Piecing together for my History of Rock Drumming series the mystery that was Motown‘s drummers, I called Motown’s offices for help, and Brian Holland spoke with me! I didn’t ask to speak with Mr. Holland. I imagine the … Continue reading

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