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Neil Peart: The Fundamental Relationship of Music and Listener (1984)

SKF NOTE: This is from the transcript of one of my 1984 Neil Peart interviews. The back story is here. I remembered this exchange about drum clinics after I saw Jeff Wald’s YouTube video of a Peart clinic given eight … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne: A Bluish Bag

SKF NOTE: Going through my old cassettes, looking for keeper material and discarding the rest, I found a 90-minute tape of one of my Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon radio programs on WMHB at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. That … Continue reading

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Preserving Maine’s Country Music Legacy

It’s important to preserve Maine’s country music legacy Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • April 14, 2018 One afternoon in 1973, legendary country musician Johnny Cash was writing to his 18-year-old daughter, Roseanne, at a table in … Continue reading

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Sandy Nelson: I Basically Had One Drumset

SKF NOTE: Let There Be Drums, Drums Are My Beat, Birth of the Beat — Sandy Nelson had a string of drum solo hit records I loved. So did lots of other drummers and pop music fans. I was glad … Continue reading

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What Freddie Gruber Made Clear

SKF NOTE: Starting with my first posting of excerpts of my interview with Freddie Gruber, skeptics came forward asking: Did Freddie ever make any records as a drummer? How could Freddie teach drums if he never demonstrated his ideas while … Continue reading

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Krupa: The Sound That Launched a Million Drummers

SKF NOTE: I am among the millions of drummers first inspired by Gene Krupa’s sound to play drums and study drumming. Krupa has described his role in drum history as making the drummer a high priced guy. Others say Krupa … Continue reading

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Henry Glover: Remembering Levon Helm

SKF NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 22-minute recorded interview I did around 1982 with American songwriter, arranger, record producer Henry Glover. I was, according to what I told Mr. Glover at the start of this interview, just four … Continue reading

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