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Jerry Carrigan: In On The Ground Floor

His recording career is so extensive that he can't even remember a good portion of the songs on which he has played.

by Robyn Flans
Jun 27, 2019

Reminiscing with D. J. Fontana

I knew Elvis was different by his clothes and his actions on stage. I said, ‘The boy’s got something. What it is, I don’t know.’ The first show at the Louisiana Hayride was kind of lukewarm. It was a country-oriented…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 30, 2018

The History Of Rock Drumming Part III - The Sixties

The larger record companies took the rawness and the musical innocence of the great rock performers and, in many ways, reduced it to its lowest common denominator. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

By Scott K. Fish, Music by James Morton
Oct 4, 2017

The History of Rock Drumming: Part 1 - The Blues Influence

Rock drumming was born of the culmination of two musical styles: blues and country/western. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of Archives (500+ Issues) 40+…

by Scott K. Fish
Sep 21, 2017