Tag Archives: Willie Dixon

The Beat Changes the Entire Style

SKF: Researching for my History of Rock Drumming series, Robert Palmer’s book, Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta, was quite helpful. This morning, leafing through a few pages from Deep Blues I had photocopied in … Continue reading

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Al Duncan: Big Ears and a Good Memory

SKF NOTE: This backgrounder phone interview with drummer Al Duncan is among several I did for a multi-part Modern Drummer feature series, The History of Rock Drumming. The entire interview is published here for the first time. And you can … Continue reading

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Willie Dixon: The Drummer Have a Lot to Do With Everything

SKF NOTE: This interview with blues legend Willie Dixon is a backgrounder interview for a five-part feature series, The History of Rock Drumming, I wrote for Modern Drummer in the early 1980s. None of my backgrounder interviews were meant to … Continue reading

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Clifton James: I Wanted My Own Style of Playing

SKF NOTE: If you have read any of my Modern Drummer History of Rock Drumming backgrounder interviews on this blog, you need only know that this interview with drummer Clifton James is another backgrounder interview. It, as with all the … Continue reading

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