Monday, October 4, 2010

Fresh Druming Hell! What? 10/4/10

This is a suggestion from the walking man.
It was on my list, I just did not know if I should post again on this. Looks like I am.
This clip was recorded in Hollywood Hotel and film with Ronnie Reagan as a bit part. The first time Krupa let loose on this was at Carnegie Hall 1938, after the band was done. Benny Goodman had signaled the band, they all stopped playing, Krupa keeping on wailin'. Goodman could not say a thing, finally the pianist Jess Stacy began to noodle 'round and lead into a equal remarkable solo and finally Goodman follows their lead and brought in the entire band.
Knocked Out.
The recording of that night was done because of one man's passion. It sat on a shelf for years.


  1. All right!
    Try this, with Cozy Cole:

    Excellence X 2

  2. Banging on the bongos like a Chimpanzee. That ain't workin, that's the way you do it. Money for nothin and your chicks for free.

  3. Krupa is still the bar any drummer worth a shit tries to reach.

  4. big agree with WM-- Krupa literally walked and worked to the beat of a different drum....his own, and whatever he was channeling. quite a talent.
    thanks for this great romp.... really enjoyable.

  5. Oh, man...I shouldn't have watched the Krupa video this close to bedtime! Great energy!

  6. JadedJ…Cozy Cole was one my first iterations of the understanding of Cool.
    Cool Cozy Cole needs his own post. Thanks
    Mr. Charleston…’The little faggot with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy, that's his own hair
    That little faggot got his own jet airplane
    that little faggot he's a millionaire.'
    Thank you for the compliment. Nice to hear. Always.
    Walkin’ Man…no argument here.
    Harlequin…Channeling. This is a very good word for describing Krupa’s drumming.
    Intelli…bad Idea to try to sleep to Krupa’s music. Try waking up to it. Much better choice.


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