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Give the Drummer Some

Give the Drummer Some

Update: 2024-02-16


What role do drums play in Rock? Should that be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? The beat goes on as Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot focus on the contributions of drummers to rock music with drummer Joe Wong. Wong also hosts a podcast on drummers called The Trap Set. There's also an interview with Bernard Purdie.

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Featured Songs:

The Beatles, "Come Together," Abbey Road, Apple, 1969

The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967

James Brown, "Funky Drummer," Funky Drummer (single), King, 1970

Wild Flag, "Romance," Wild Flag, Merge, 2011

Little Richard And His Band, "Heeby-Jeebies," She's Got It (single), Specialty, 1956

Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean," Thriller, Epic, 1982

Earth Wind and Fire, "Can't Hide Love," Gratitude, Columbia, 1975

Rush, "Tom Sawyer," Moving Pictures, Mercury, 1981

Elvin Jones, "Agappe Love," Poly-Currents, Blue Note, 1970

The Rolling Stones, "Paint It Black," Paint It Black (single), Decca, 1966

Battles, "Atlas," Mirrored, Warp, 2007

Can, "Paperhouse," Tago Mago, United Artists, 1971

The Who, "Young Man Blues," Live at Leeds, Decca, 1970

The Who, "I Can See For Miles," I Can See For Miles (single), Track, 1967

Dennis Coffey, "Scorpio," Evolution, Sussex, 1971

Queen, "Fat Bottomed Girls," Jazz, EMI, 1978

Violent Femmes, "Blister In the Sun," Blister in the Sun (single), Slash, 1983

Phil Collins, "In The Air Tonight," Face Value, Virgin, 1981

Fela Kuti, "Zombie," Zombie, Coconut, 1976

Aretha Franklin, "Rock Steady," Rock Steady (single), Atlantic, 1971

Led Zeppelin, "Rock and Roll," Led Zepplin IV, Atlantic, 1971

Led Zeppelin, "Dazed and Confused," Led Zeppelin, Atlantic, 1969

Led Zeppelin, "Stairway To Heaven," Led Zepplin IV, Atlantic, 1971

Public Image Ltd., "Under the House," The Flowers of Romance, Virgin, 1981

Led Zeppelin, "When the Levee Breaks," Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971

Sleater-Kinney, "Youth Decay," All Hands on the Bad One, Kill Rock Stars, 2000

XTC, "Senses Working Overtime," English Settlement, Virgin, 1982

James Brown, "I Got the Feelin'," I Got the Feelin', King, 1968

Rolling Stones, "Honky Tonk Woman," Honky Tonk Woman (Single), Decca, 1969

The Stairsteps, "O-o-h Child," O-o-h Child (single), Buddah, 1970

Doris Troy, "Just One Look," Just One Look (single), Atlantic, 1963

Gil Scott-Heron, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Flying Dutchman, 1974

The Exciters, "Tell Him," Tell Him (single), United Artists, 1962

Melvin Bliss, "Synthetic Substitution," Reward (single), Sunburst, 1973

Public Enemy, "Don't Believe The Hype," It Takes a Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Def Jam, 1988

Ultra Magnetic M.C.s, "Ego Trippin'," Ego Trippin' (single), Next Plateau, 1986

Naughty By Nature, "O.P.P. (instrumental version)," O.P.P. (single), Tommy Boy, 1991

EPMD, "I'm Housin'," Strictly Business, Fresh, 1988

Wale, "Lacefrontin'," The Eleven One Eleven Theory, Maybach Music, 2011

Steely Dan, "Home At Last," Aja, ABC, 1977

The MC5, "Kick Out the Jams," Kick Out the Jams, Elektra, 1969

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Give the Drummer Some

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