Posts Tagged ‘recordings’

Let There Be Drums

As Terry Bozzio explains in his introduction to “The Black Page“, the modern trap drum set is a very young invention (it was first created in the 1700s), and little has been taught at the post-secondary or university level about it and even less actually written for it. I recall just missing the opportunity to meet Ansley Dunbar in the mid-90s when he was in town teaching a workshop in Jazz Drumming to Jazz students at a local community college (I’m still kicking myself, even now).

The following ten tracks include some of my favorite drummers, drum solos and drum oriented tracks (I’d be interested what other drummers, solos, and tracks KUR readers have as favorites):

Terry Explains – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)

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The Black Page – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)

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Electric Cheese – Mats & Morgan (The Teenage Tapes, 1998)

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Uncle Meat – Kroumata Percussion Ensemble (Roots, Avantgarde & Freaks, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 3 Feb 1996)

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Awakening – Mahavishnu Orchestra (Inner Mounting Flame, 1971)

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Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)

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Stratus – George Duke/Billy Cobham Band (McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans, 18 Feb 1976)

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Drum Solo – The Tubes (What Do You Want From Live, 1978)

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The Orange County Lumber Truck – The Grandmothers (Eating The Astoria, 1998)

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Let There Be Drums – The Tubes (Wild In London, 2005)

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Huge Collection Of 78 RPM Records

… and when I say huge, I mean huge:

The following is a list of over 3600 titles recorded from my collection of 78 rpm records. Many of them are linked to MP3 files and will play what was recorded. No sound enhancement, just what was recorded. Right now, there are over 2,450 titles on this page linked to mp3’s.

You’ll find recordings from such diverse musicians as Spike Jones, Hank Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Jelly Roll Morton, Les Paul, Gene Krupa — oh, just have a look yourself. (via MeFi)