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Old 01-17-2013, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Girl drummers

Male vs. Female drummer hasn't ever occurred to me.
When I started in 1975, there was a girl in the drum section. She was good too.
When I got into high school, there were 4 or 5 girls in the drum line who were all good drummers.
I had 2 or 3 different drum instructors that were female over a few summers.
My first girlfriend was a drummer, but she didn't play after high school.

One thing I noticed in the recent DRUM! issue of 200 Greatest...
They listed that Viola Smith was billed as the FIRST "Female Drummer" because she was in a Gretsch ad in 1939, and in a movie.

Not to disparage her accomplishments, but.....
Pffffffffffffttttttttttttttttt!! I have a scrap book of my Grandmother in 1925-1926 during her touring days in 2 different "All female" groups. She had "billing" in the adverts as well. That's the ONE scrapbook I have--my relatives have all the other stuff.

Cindy Blackman is one of my favorite drummers. She's very nice too.
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