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Max Roach Ludwig Ad 1982

SKF NOTE: A nice photo of Max Roach with his blonde Ludwig drums. This ad was on the inside front cover of the June 1982 Modern Drummer with Max on the cover.

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The Dog Chewed My Drum Heads

SKF NOTE: Wiiliam F. Ludwig Jr., former President of the Ludwig Drum Co., comes to mind everytime I walk by rawhide dog bones or chews in pet products sections of food stores. Specifically, I ┬áremember a conversation Mr. Ludwig and … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: Boston Jazz Society Tribute 1978

SKF NOTE: The Boston Jazz Society, Inc.’s A Tribute to Percussionist Roy Haynes is a 12-page program I found among my boxes of drum memorabilia. I don’t remember how I got the Haynes program. Terri Lyne Carrington‘s father, Sonny Carrington, … Continue reading

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Steve Gadd’s Famous Zildjian, Yamaha, Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: I had not seen this Zildjian Steve Gadd advertisement in many years. But a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the ad on the back cover of Modern Drummer‘s October 1981 issue — and I smiled. Zildjian used … Continue reading

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Max Roach: A Favorite Photo of a Favorite Drummer

SKF NOTE: A favorite photo of a favorite drummer, Max Roach, from the March 22, 1979 Down Beat. Max looks so c-o-o-l in this shot. That said, I never quite understood Ludwig‘s “At last! Matching heads” campaign. — end —

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Jimmy Madison: We Were Like Joe Morello’s Mascots

SKF NOTE: In August of last year I posted The Day Jimmy Madison Rescued Joe Morello. I remembered Jimmy Madison telling that story and I wanted to share it. Yesterday I found the transcript of my interview with Jimmy Madison. … Continue reading

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Ed Thigpen’s Photo Worth 1,000 Words

SKF NOTE: My introduction to Ed Thigpen was the Oscar Peterson Trio’s Affinity album. This Ludwig drum ad was a favorite too. Pre-internet, it was the best view I had of the drum setup Ed Thigpen used to make his … Continue reading

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