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Drum History
A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.
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The History of Country Western Drummers with Ma...
Learn the full history of Country Western drumming from its early jazz origins, to the "behind the curtain" days at the Grand Ole Opry, all the way up to the arena drummers of today. Before drummers became an integral part of Country music, they had to fight for the right to be on stage...and it didn't happen overnight.
51 min
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The History of Camco Drums with Joe Luoma
Founded by George Way, Camco is one of the most iconic brands in Drum History and it only existed for 17 years... Without Camco, we wouldn't have the iconic round lugs that were later made famous by DW and the classic 5000 pedal that we all know and love.
46 min
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The Evolution of the Jazz Ride Pattern with Dr....
Dr. Clark wrote her dissertation on the origins of the jazz ride pattern and shares the full amazing history with us! She teaches us about the pioneers who brought the famous pattern to the forefront of jazz music and the variations that made it evolve over time.
53 min
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The History of Rogers Drums with Po Shy and Jef...
Starting in 1849 as a maker of drumheads, Rogers Drums has had a long life that is full of innovations such as the Dyna-Sonic snare, Swiv-O-Matic hardware, and countless iconic drum sets. Jeff and Po take us through the various eras of Rogers history in great detail, and we also learn about the recent resurgence of the iconic brand.
73 min
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The Biography of Buddy Rich with Shawn Martin
Drumming since he was 18 months old, Buddy Rich turned into one of the worlds most beloved drummers thanks to his incredible speed and tenacity on the kit. His story is full of tragedies and triumphs that shaped him into the one of a kind person that he became.
76 min
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Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming with Daniel Glass
Daniel Glass explains the very beginnings of Rhythm and Blues drumming and the impact it had on all genres of music that we know today! Join us as we explore the tumultuous journey that African American musicians had to endure to be able to perform and innovate the music that they loved.
56 min
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The History of Yamaha Drums with Jim Haler
Yamaha has been involved in musical instruments since 1887, but didn't began making drums until 1967. Since then, they have made a huge impact on evolution of drums and drumming technology.
74 min
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The History of Drumsticks with Matt Dean
Did you know Mozart was the first person to use Hot Rods in his music? Matt takes us from the beginning of drum sticks in the 7th century up to when they got the sizes and shapes that we know today,
57 min
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The Birth of the Drum Set with Jaz Sawyer
Did Papa Jo Jones invent the Hi-Hat with the help of a plumber? Listen to find out! Jaz takes us from the beginnings of drumming in Africa through the advent of the modern drum set as we know it today.
45 min
10
The History of Keller Shells with Justin Owen
Keller has quietly made shells for many of the worlds greatest drum brands - learn about how the company got its start in 1946!
47 min
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The History of Drumheads with Ben O'Brien Smith
Evans or Remo - Who was first? Learn about the dramatic history of these two companies along with the origin of drumheads from the very beginning.
52 min
12
Discovering Gene Krupa's Lost Drum Collection w...
A large collection of Gene Krupa's equipment has been in a storage unit since 1973 and has recently been discovered! If that wasn't enough...It was all purchased by the legendary Charlie Watts! Our friend Brooks Tegler was the man who authenticated this collection and shares the story with us!
44 min
13
The History of Slingerland with Mark Cooper
Mark takes us on a journey through the amazing history of what was once known as The Slingerland Banjo Company. Slingerland grew into one of the most well known names in drumming history.
65 min
14
The Modern History of Online Drum Lessons with ...
Mike was one of the earliest pioneers of teaching drums online - He shares the history and evolution of this game-changing technology with great stories along the way!
68 min
15
The History of Gretsch Drums with John Sheridan
"That Great Gretsch Sound" has been around since 1883, join me as I talk with John Sheridan about the full history of this iconic company!
53 min
16
Wild Thing: The Study of Rhythm in Animals with...
It all started with a Cockatoo named Snowball on YouTube dancing to the Backstreet Boys...
36 min
17
The Epic History of Female Drummers with Angela...
Angela Sells takes us through the history of fema…
45 min
18
The History of Ludwig Drums with William F. Lud...
Bill Ludwig runs us through the fascinating histo…
54 min
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Gene Krupa: The Father of Modern Drumming with ...
We explore the entire life of the legendary Gene …
72 min
20
The History of Leedy Drums with Rob Cook
Rob Cook, founder of the Chicago Drum Show and Au…
53 min
21
Long Live the Speed King with Vincent Leef
Do you know what the Speed King Squeak is? Think …
36 min
22
Growing Up Slingerland with Jim Moritz
Jim has a deep family history that revolves aroun…
30 min
23
Made in Japan - The History of Stencil Drums wi...
"Stencil drums" were Japanese copies of major dru…
26 min
24
No Metal? No problem... Exploring WW2 Metal-Rat...
For a moment in time, it was ILLEGAL to use more …
52 min
25
The Death of Trap Drummers with Kelli Rae Tubbs
What was it like to be a Trap Drummer in the sile…
41 min