Tag Archives: Blues

Fred Below Describes the Roy C. Knapp School of Percussion

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from my 1983 interview for Modern Drummer with Fred Below. I was at the MD office taping the interview during a phone conversation with a suction cup mic and an audio cassette recorder. Fred … Continue reading

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Fred Below: Becoming a Professional Drummer

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from my interview with drummer Fred Below, arguably the father of Chicago electric blues drumming. Mr. Below recorded with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Aces, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, and other pivotal blues … Continue reading

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