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Drummer Releases Benefit Album for Motown Funk Brother Eddie Willis

Tribute to Funk Brother Eddie Willis is a new live album by drummer Drew Schultz raising funds for legendary Motown studio guitarist, Eddie Willis, who performed on countless hit songs by artists including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2017

Uriel Jones: Architect of the Motown Sound

  Fifty years ago, the phenomenally popular style of soul music known as Motown was born. Back then, Uriel Jones could kick-start a surefire hit with a couple strokes on a tom, a crack of his snare, and not much…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2011

Buddy Miles: The Power Of Soul

George “Buddy” Miles—nicknamed after “the world’s greatest drummer,” Buddy Rich—was born in 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, and got an early musical education listening to the jazz that was played at home. At the same time, Buddy was listening to the…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2011

Secrets Of Motown: The Tracks Of Their Drums

Everyone knows the drum sound of the Beatles was Ludwig, James Brown’s drummers stoked the fires of their funk revolution with Vox, and the names Premier and Keith Moon have become synonymous. But Motown’s casting call for the drumset that…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2009