Great Grooves from the History of R&B:

Daniel Glass:
"Keep A-Knockin" - Little Richard - 1957
THE FLATTENED OUT DOUBLE SHUFFLE
Drummer: Charles Connor - bpm 178

Another straight eighth groove that was popular in the '50s (and '60s) is the flattened-out double shuffle.

One of the best recorded examples of this groove can be heard in Charles Connor's absolutely monstrous introduction to the 1957 Little Richard Classic "Keep a Knockin". The lethal pummeling that Connor administered to his drums must have left a lasting impact on all future rock 'n' rollers, because 15 years later John Bonham practically reproduced that intro note for note in his opening to Led Zeppelin's "Rock 'n' Roll".
More from this book here on Drummerworld:




NEW ORLEANS R&B: "Tipitina" - Professor Longhair



NEW ORLEANS R&B: "I'm Walkin" - Fats Domino



CHICAGO BLUES: The : "No Particular Place to go" - Chuck Berry



TEXAS BLUES: Texas Shuffle: "Cold Shot" - Stevie Ray Vaughn



FAUX RUMBA: "What'd I Say" - Ray Charles



THE DOUBLE SHUFFLE: "Keep A-Knockin" - Little Richard



PLAY-ALONG: "Chillin" - Style: Texas Shuffle



PLAY-ALONG: "Spellbound" - Style: 12/8 Feel




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