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the Classic Jazz Drummers dvd from Hudson Music videos

drummers Buddy Rich Gene Krupa

"Jazz history buffs will strike buried treasure with the follow-up to Classic Drum Solos and Battles. The focus here is on drummers in their band settings...The sight of Baby Dodds behind the kit brings a founding father to life from the history pages. Quite a buzz. Ken Burns, eat your heart out."
- Jeff Potter Aug 2001 Modern Drummer

Highlights include films of the legendary Sid Catlett with Louis Armstrong, Ray Bauduc with Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich with their own orchestras, Gus Johnson with the rarely-heard Count Basie small group, Joe Harris with the pioneering Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Panama Francis with Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, never-before-seen solo footage of Philly Joe Jones, Stan Levey with a small group, the groundbreaking bop of Kenny Clarke and many others.

A certifiable find: The only existing film of that influential New Orleans pioneer, the one and only Warren “Baby” Dodds.

Classic Jazz Drummers presents six decades of legendary drummers soloing and battling, but above all fulfilling their most important role: driving the band.

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1. Warren "Baby" Dodds

always carried a big candy pacifier

won a grammy last year for his rap tune "Eat Mo Crawfish"

main body of work took place in the 1920s with Louis Armstrong and other New Orleans groups

2. "Big" Sid Catlett

was really only 4 foot 5 inches tall

plays a mobster on the tv show "The Sopranos"

was one of the only swing-era drummers to make the transition to be-bop

3. Gene Krupa is known as ...

"the man who was always late for the gig"

"the man who made the girls swoon"

"the man who made the drums a solo instrument"

4. Lionel Hampton

started out as an engineer on the Chesapeake, Topeka, & The Sante Fe line

has a big house in the Hamptons... complete with concert stage and disco lighting

started out as a drummer before he switched to vibraphone, and his wild drumming and stick twirling remained a feature wherever he appears

5. Panama Francis was

named after the Panama Hat

the designer for the Panama Canal

among the first of the jazz drummers to crossover to rock and rhythm & blues studio work... He appeared on hundreds of early rock records, including a few by Buddy Holly

6. Joe Harris was one of the first drummers to...

add record scratches to be-bop drumming

bop the lead guitar player on the head whenever the guitar player stood in front of him and blocked his view of the audience.

grasp the complexities of be-bop drumming

7. Buddy Rich - Probably his most controversial "vintage" work is on...

"Live From New York... It's Saturday Night Live" starring John Belushi and Gilda Radner

"his 1954 Chevy Pick-up"

"Bird and Diz" from 1950, where Rich is paired with Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Rich hadn't yet embraced be-bop and was an outspoken critic of it at the time...

8. Kenny Clarke

virtually invented the need for artist endorsements by blowing up his drumkit on the tv show "American Bandstand"

virtually invented modern jazz dancing by wearing a pair of black tights & a turtleneck to the gig

virtually invented modern jazz drumming, as the first player to use the ride cymbal for timekeeping and the left hand and right foot for accents, as early as 1937 when he was with the Teddy Hill band

9. Stan Levey was a major figure in what was called...

"catskills jazz" or "the concorde rabinical bop"

"springfield jazz " or "the krusty the clown show"

"west coast jazz" or "the cool school"

10. Joe Morello was a pioneer in

playing odd sound objects (Most notably his use of 5 different sized chinese take-out containers on the tune "Take Five")

the movie "How The West Was Won"

playing odd meters ("Take Five" is still considered the best-selling single jazz recording ever made)

11. Harold Jones was the quintessential big-band drummer with...

big hands to hold his big drumsticks while playing really big drum solos on tympani

H J (hand-written with a big black Sharpie) on his front bass drum head

a crisp, clean sound notable for the high-pitched snare drum crack

12. Philly Joe Jones

played drums on the Cherry Poppin' Daddies album "Zoot Suit Riot"

was named after the cheese steak sandwich

was one of Buddy Rich's favorites.

13. Gene Krupa was so taken with Frankie Dunlop's playing, that he

bought Dunlop tires for all his cars

stood on the table... clapping and shouting "more! more!"

engineered Dunlop's first drum endorsement deal with the Slingerland company

14. Louis Bellson will be recorded in history as the man who first...

set fire to his drumkit

walked on the moon... while playing "Stars Get In Your Eyes"

used two bass drums as a part of the drum kit (in the mid-1940s... the Gretsch drum company was said to be the only outfit that would build Bellson a two-bass setup)

15. "Papa" Joe Jones

is drummer Hilary Jones' father

redefined the concept of a rock drummer. He played 2 and 4 on the bass drum & 1 and 3 on the snare... really loud.

redefined the concept of a drummer. He lightened up on the four-beats-to-the-bar standard of bass drum playing, was possibly the first to use the ride cymbal as the main timekeeping accessory, and did things with the hi-hats that are still being studied today

Contest rules...

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entries must be received at DrumsOnTheWeb@aol.com by 12 midnite (EST) August 31, 2002. Only 1 correct entry per address will be accepted.

Winners will be randomly chosen from the correct entries received. Winners will be notified via email and announced in the September, 2002 issue of the DrumsOnTheWeb.com free monthly email newsletter.

3 winners will receive 1 Classic Jazz Drummers dvd, to be shipped in September, 2002 by Hudson Music. Customs duties, if applicable to be paid by winner.

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This contest is made possible by the great folks at Hudson Music videos