Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great drummers... in motion

Thanks to YouTube user Rui Azul, who's put together these three videos with footage of 41 great drummers. It is great seeing all these people in motion (except Chick Webb, the only one that is represented by stills) and even putting a face to some of them.


Great Drummers: Part 1

Big Sid Catlett, Baby Dodds, Cozy Cole, Zutty Singleton, Paul Barbarin, Chick Webb (stills only), Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, ,Sonny Payne, Shadow Wilson, Sonny Greer, Denzil Best, Pete Laroca.

Great Drummers: Part 2

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Shelly Manne, Stan Levey, Kenny Clarke, Panama Francis, Sam Woodyard, Mel Lewis, Max Roach, Louis Hayes, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe Morello, Art Blakey

Great Drummers: Part 3

Philly Joe Jones, Ed Thigpen, Frankie Dunlop, Connie Kay, Elvin Jones, Gus Johnson, Roy Haynes, Ben Riley, Dannie Richmond, Al Foster, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Cobb, Chico Hamilton, Ed Shaughnessy

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