Tag Archives: Tommy Aldridge

Tommy Aldridge on Sonor Drums – 1975

SKF NOTE: An ad from the May 20, 1975 Down Beat magazine. Tommy Aldridge is an imaginative drummer. He was bound to Black Oak Arkansas by contract long after he lost interest in the group. Tommy’s still drumming really well. … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge – Yamaha Print Ad 1989

SKF NOTE: I always enjoyed looking at drum ads as soon as they arrived with Modern Drummer‘s advertising director. Print ads sometimes had great photos of drummers back when, as I’ve mentioned before, studying drum print ads for clues to … Continue reading

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Tommy Aldridge – Not the Drummer on ‘Diary of a Madman’

SKF NOTE: This cassette, from my stint as Managing Editor at Modern Drummer, seems to have been a tape I used, circa 1982, for interview follow-ups with drummers. The tape has bits and pieces of different conversations and music. Tommy … Continue reading

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Audio: Tommy Aldridge on Playing Double-Bass Drums (1982)

SKF NOTE: This cassette, from my stint as Managing Editor at Modern Drummer, seems to have been a tape I used, circa 1982, for interview follow-ups with drummers. Tommy Aldridge, James Black, Bob DiSalle, Max Roach, Carolyn Brandy, and, I … Continue reading

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Drum Pioneers: You Always Wonder Where They’d Heard That Stuff

SKF NOTE: Reading Tommy Aldridge‘s interview last week, Tommy’s thoughts about drummers who “played things I had never heard before” apply to all drum pioneers. As such, Tommy’s words are worth highlighting. “I was amazed that The Who even tried … Continue reading

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