Archive for March, 2010

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Drum Boogie – Gene Krupa

March 25, 2010

The Granddaddy of all drummers big and small! A personal fave for us here at Krash Boom Bam!!! Doing what the man does best… Drum Boogie!!!! Predating and inspiring the Rockabilly scene, Gene is an inspiration to us all with his wicked feel and style. If not for his break through on Sing Sing Sing we’d all be stuck at the back of the musician heap. What makes this clip special is Gene’s solo at the end, on a Matchbox using Matches for Drumsticks!!!!!! Drum Boogie…. Drum Boogie….

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Long Tall Sally – Ringo Starr

March 15, 2010

Ringo Starr laying down the law behind The Beatles with Long Tall Sally! A cooking version showing the band pulling a barn burner. All those years in Hamburg paid off the Beatles were insanely tight even though the didn’t have a proper monitor set up (someone had to trailblaze!!!). Check out the security, John shaking hands mid verse with a fan, Sweet!!!

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Slaughter on 10th Ave – Mel Taylor

March 11, 2010

Cookin live video with Mel Taylor kicking the Ventures into overdrive with this barn burner!!! Mel rules if from the start of the Drum intro to the very last flam! Mel handled the drum chores for the Ventures 1962 – 1996 when he passed away due to a brief illness with cancer. Since Mel passed away, the drum chores for the Ventures have been handled by his son, Leon. Let er rip Mel!!!

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DJ Fontana – Jailhouse Rock

March 9, 2010

First line Drum God DJ Fontana setting the record straight with Jailhouse Rock.

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Train Kept A Rollin – Johnny Burnette

March 2, 2010

Here’s a classic tune done by Johnny Burnette & the Rock & Roll Trio. Written by Tiny Bradshaw in 1951. This is the first Rock & Roll version of the song recorded by Johnny in 1956. Hell, I’ve even covered this classic tune.