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Love to hear percussion? We'll turn the beat around and feature some great vinyl records that push the drums way
up front...and we'll note the annual celebration this week of the rock drummer who became a pop superstar...plus
some cool relics spun from 45's and even a drum-centric 78. I'm PC and this is the VE
Peter Gabriel: Rhythn Of The Heat
Joni Mitchell: The Jungle Line
The VE with powerful drumming at the heart of Joni Mitchell's "The Jungle Line" from The Hissing Of Summer
Lawns from 1975, and Peter Gabriel with "Rhythm Of The Heat," off Security in 1982.
Rhythm, melody and harmony--that's what music is made of. But rhythm comes first...in life too...the beating of our
mother's heart in the womb programs us to order our world with rhythm.
Drummer Cozy Cole scored a late 50's hit with ....
Cozy Cole: Topsy, Part 2
Cream: Toad
The VE, drumming it into you this time around, with Ginger Baker bashing out "Toad" with Cream in 1966, and
Cozy Cole, at the dawn of rock and roll, for "Topsy."
Drummers have always been flamboyant, but before Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, or even Buddy Rich, the original
wild-man drummer was Gene Krupa, who's jungle rhythm on Benny Goodman's "Sing SIng Sing" shook the rafters
at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Around the same time, clarinet-competitor Woody Herman billed his orchestra as "The
band that plays the blues," and his drummer, Frank Carlson, laid a hypnotic rhythm down for "The Golden
Wedding."
Woody Herman: The Golden Wedding
Led Zeppelin: D'yer Maker
The VE, Bonzo bashes the drums, and steals the show in "D'yer Maker," Led Zeppelin's warmest and wittiest
record.
Some legendary jazz drummers have passed inrecent years....Max Roach, Paul Motian...and just this year, Joe
Morello, who played "Far More Drums" with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, a cool record not just for the grove, but for
the pioneering way that Joe's drums were recorded in the early days of stereo.
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Far More Drums
side 2
The VE, with far more than just drums to keep time...Bongos rock--with Preston Epps and Chico Hamilton....
Preston Epps: Bongo Rock
Tony Bennett/Chico Hamilton: Crazy Rhythm
The VE with that crazy dope-smokin' beatnick---Tony Bennett? Together with Chico Hamilton, who appeared as
himself in the New York-noir classic "The Sweet Smell Of Success." Sal Mineo starred in "The Gene Krupa Story,"
but the greatest matinee-idol drummer of all--Phil! This past Wednesday was once again, Phil Collins Day in
Brooklyn, where the hipster parade in honor of the greatest pop-star drummer ever. The record that set Phil apart
in his solo career...while still cranking out Genesis hits, was this deep, dark tune, ruined by radio overexposure
through the years...but in spun fro the original vinyl, "In The Air Tonight, and still dramatic as ever.
Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
Sandy Nelson Teen Beat
The VE, drumming thorugh the library with relic, "Teen Beat" by Sandy Nelson...to a classic, from the debut by
Santana...
Santana: Soul Sacrifice
The VE...latin rhythm to ...turn the beat around. Love to hear percussion? In the mid 70's, dance music reigned,
and this hot 12 inch mix of Vicki Sue Robinson's disco anthem features a hot guitar solo by Steely Dan's Elliot

Randall
Vicki Sue Robinson: Turn The Beat Around
And That's the VE...."Turn The Beat Around...a record that by doing just that, far outclasses the monotonous disco
genre.
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