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Scott K Fish – Time Flies

SKF NOTE: My friend of many years, Candice Baranello, mailed this photo of me taken right around the time I started freelance writing for Modern Drummer magazine. In good times and bad — time flies.

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Zutty Singleton – We Just Kept the Rhythm Going

SKF NOTE: Growing up, I was aware of Zutty Singleton among the drum pioneers, but records on which he played were either not on my music priority list, or they weren’t available. The New Orleans-Chicago early jazz drumming was a … Continue reading

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What Big Sid Did with One Foot

SKF NOTE: Art Hodes wrote a Down Beat column in the mid-1960s which I enjoyed. He was a jazz pianist who knew musicians, including early jazz drummers, like Dave Tough, George Wettling, and Big Sid Catlett. I valued Mr. Hodes’s … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen – Your Day of Liberation

SKF NOTE: When I finished putting together John Von Ohlen’s Modern Drummer interview, before it was published, I sent him a copy to review. That was my standard practice. Drummers responded, usually, by signing off on the interview as written. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart – If the Simple Dumb Thing Works Best

SKF CORRECTION: Learned users of DrumForum.com pointed out it is Steve Smith, not Neil Peart, playing drums on Jeff Berlin’s Subway Music. Neil plays on other tracks on the album. It’s good to know the truth, and it’s good that … Continue reading

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