In the early '50s, Tony Scott hired a young drummer from Philadelphia named Joe Jones. To avoid confusion with Count Basie's famous drummer (Jo Jones), Scott would introduce his drummer by saying, "This is the Joe Jones from Philly."
When Nesbert Hooper was twelve years old he spent so much time practicing on an old parade drum that his friends in Houston's Fifth Ward began calling him "Stix." At fifteen he put a band together with other teenage musicians and started working school dances in the area, and they called themselves the Swingsters.
The name of the group perhaps best describes the music. The rock and substance of the earth, the light, free breeze of the wind and the explosive, igniting spark of fire—Earth, Wind & Fire.
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Although his is not a household name, even in many music circles, he has quietly racked up an impressive list of credentials by playing and recording with people such as Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Bob Seger, and the Bee Gees.
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