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Old 01-15-2019, 04:19 PM
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Default Happy 110th Gene!

A toast to the "Dean of Swing" today! The man credited with bringing drums out of the back row shadows and up front into the limelight as a solo instrument.
"Gene Krupa, was an Polish-American jazz and big band drummer, band leader and composer. He is known for his highly energetic, flamboyant style and showmanship. Krupa was important for his musical contribution to jazz music and his influence extends to this day. Gene Krupa elevated the role of the drummer as a frequently used solo voice in the band, making him one of the first major percussive soloists.
He is also known for defining the standard jazz drum kit used today and is also widely considered as the founding father of the modern drum set."
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:33 AM
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Wow, Gene is the same age as Ludwig drums
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:50 PM
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Thanks for posting.
Gene Krupa is my number 1.
I also want to thank him for essentially creating the modern h-hat.
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That's the best response I've ever read here. I laughed out loud. Thanks GD
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:53 AM
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Fun little film they did...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVl9TREgkZk
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To me Gene Krupa was really the first "rock" drummer. Here's a link to the Burnin' Beat LP with Gene and Buddy.

This is from 1962. You can tell they had a genuine mutual respect for each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13cfIwI0YK0

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:08 PM
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Wow. Whom ever had the first little snare part really had the snare batter cranked. Seemed a little tight for the times, 1962. Sounded OK but just tight for what I have heard them play before. All good stuff.
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Good stuff-two drummers that from my youth to this day have awed and inspired me-now that's a legacy. Now I'll light the bomb and walk out of the room "WHO was greatest". Course that's easy Tony Williams or maybe Ringo ROFL. Just Kidding!!!!! We should ban those idiotic comparisons-have a FAQ why it's so idiotic and no one can go there LOL (course I just did-dang I'm an idiot). I was watching a video of Jeff Hamilton and Tommy Igoe sort of drum off and noted comparisons who was better-they can't see the forest cause I guess the trees are blocking their vision.
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Wow. Whom ever had the first little snare part really had the snare batter cranked. Seemed a little tight for the times, 1962. Sounded OK but just tight for what I have heard them play before. All good stuff.
Buddy is the cranked snare master and very staccato playing style. Gene utilized more of the whole kit and was the low tuner of the time.
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To me Gene Krupa was really the first "rock" drummer. Here's a link to the Burnin' Beat LP with Gene and Buddy.

This is from 1962. You can tell they had a genuine mutual respect for each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13cfIwI0YK0

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I loved that!!!! Thanks T_Weaves
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I loved that!!!! Thanks T_Weaves
Hey J-Boogie.... you're welcome! Have a great day.
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