Re: Gene Krupa
My family has a bunch of videos of him. His big band from the early 1940s with Roy Eldridge the trumpet player is absolutely wicked. Man he sure got into it. But my favorite video is of a Timex TV show about a year before he died with the Benny Goodman Quartet. He was awesome on that. According to my dad, he was the first drummer to get a real drumset into a recording studio without messin up the recording. He says it was in 1927. Krupa and his bandmates were the first guys to muffle the inside of a bassdrum with pillows and blankets. That's a big thing by itself.