favorite Drummers......and Why:

There are so many great drummers that have graced the music scene since the dawn of the drum set. There are some I have never heard play and some I have never even heard about. I do want to share my favorites with you and tell you why they made my list.

  Buddy Rich Dedication and raw talent

Elvin Jones Rebellion against extreme bob

Max Roach Brush Techniques

Roy Haynes Cymbals are an instrument too

Art Blakey Band introduced lots of new talent

Joe Morello Take Five

Gene Krupa Pulled drums to the center stage

Dave Weckl Best technical drummer

Chick Webb Earliest pioneer - against all odds

Louis Bellson Introduced the double bass - at 17

Steve Gadd His Mozambique groove

Papa Joe Jones Introduced cymbal ride jazz groove

Philly Joe Jones Miles Davis' favorite drummer

Clayton Cameron Keeping brush work alive

Vinnie Colaiuta Zappa's black page

Shelly Manne Love of musical freedom

Dennis Chambers Excelled without formal training

Ed Shaughnessey Tonight Show performances

Steve Smith The band Journey - great videos

John Riley Great book on Bop Drumming

Neil Peart Awesome solos - Rush drummer

John Bonham Best rock drummer ever

Keith Moon Innovative style - Who drummer

Terry Bozzio Biggest drumset - ever

Mike Portnoy Supreme technical skill

Carmine Appice Great rock teaching book

Stewart Copeland Its about TIME - not getting STUNG

Jeff Porcaro The haunted timing master

David Garabaldi Funk drumming innovator

Phil Collins Great Tarzan licks

Carter Beauford Richmond, VA native - Secrets and some other band

Ringo Starr First drummer I even knew about

Phil Ehart Kansas - First album I ever bought

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