Saturday, August 01, 2009

Slick trick!

I was looking for some W. C. Handy blues for a friend, because (for me anyway) one of the best cures for the blues is a dose of them! I ran across this, though and have watched it a half dozen times now.

I've seen "modern" drummers with 97 drums and 35 cymbals and assistants that can't do what this man does with a standard trap-set with one extra floor tom and one added cymbal. (Of course, he or Krupa could do it without those additions I'm sure, along with a short list of others like Louis Bellson!)

So while I get things ready to hit the road for a couple of weeks on Wednesday, I'll leave this for your enjoyment:



May your weekend be as fantastic as Mr. Rich's solo!

alan

9 comments:

Lori D said...

You gotta be freaking kidding me! This totally lit me up! I love it! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your time on the road!

Puffer said...

Happy Weekend to u 2!

Puffer said...

Happy Weekend to u 2!

LucyTolliday said...

Compared to the playing of many other instruments drumming can be a very under appreciated art. Have a good time on the road. :)

Anji said...

Have a safe trip. My uncle tried to teach me drumming once, then he gave up. Incredible solo!

Green tea said...

Oh I love it..hope you are doping well Allan.. :D

Debbie K said...

I hope your trip is going well. Thank you for sharing your life & your wisdom with us.
Great video.
Take care
Debbie x

Dr. Deb said...

Buddy Rich was the drum king!

beckyboop said...

My Dad loved Buddy Rich. He would always call us over to the TV when one of his favorite musicians were playing. He wanted to appreciate all music.