Tag Archives: Rogers

James Black on his Drums, Cymbals, Tuning

SKF NOTE: The full back story on this interview is posted on my blog here. James Black is speaking here from his New Orleans home. I was in my Modern Drummer office. In this excerpt Mr. Black is answering my … 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 professional 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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Irv Cottler Rogers Endorsement Ad 1962

SKF NOTE: It’s fun having a scanner and the time and inclination to share some notable old drum ads. This was in the July 5, 1962 Down Beat.

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Scott K Fish Interview: Willie Nelson’s Drummer Paul English

SKF NOTE: If you’re reading this interview, chances are you know Paul English is Willie Nelson‘s longtime friend and drummer. This was a phone interview, but I did get to meet Paul a short time later when Willie performed at Town … Continue reading

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A Great Drum Photo is Still Worth 1,000 Words

SKF NOTE: I still enjoy looking at drum advertisements. Not all of them. But especially pre-internet ads. Short of seeing drummers live at clinics (rare), or in concert (rarer for minor age drummers), or on t.v. (rare) – photos in … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Roy Burns 40-Years Ago

SKF NOTE: When I went to Roy Burns’s early 1970’s drum clinic in Moline, Illinois, I don’t think I had ever heard him play – not even on record. I knew of Roy from Rogers drum ads in Down Beat … Continue reading

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