The DVD included with this book features head-tucking demonstrations by Rob Cook of Rebeats and the late Scotty Doucette of Jack's Drum Shop in Boston. A guided tour through the musical era that birthed Rock, Sould, Funk, and Hip Hop; lots of photos and transcriptions, explanations on the lineage of today's grooves. A special section explores the musical interactions of Clapton, Bruce and Baker, plus key songwriters Bruce and Pete Brown.
Also features a how-to clip showing how to clamp and glue flesh hoops for custom-sized calfskin heads.(The) Commandments of Early Rhyhm & Blues Drumming, by Zoro and Daniel Glass. With rare full-color photos throughout, it also includes a complete discography, studio sessionography, and diary of live shows. .95 A must for any drummer's library; this book is jammed with useful historical information related to the evolution of today's drum set.
Complete business history and Gretsch drum dating guide in the pattern of Rob Cook's books on Ludwig, Slingerland and Rogers.
(Gier does so.) -Relevant to dating these drums, in addition to the serial number, are: Serial number label style, model number, color of ink used on label, lug casing screw type, wrap/finish, throwoff/strainer type.
Rob Cook considers this book the "Rosetta Stone" for dating Gretsch drums made between 19.
Chapters on the Dixie Music House, Roy Knapp, Krupa, and more!!
8.5"x11" paperback, 177 pages Catalog #CW .00 Compiled by Rob Cook. A brief biography of George Way, followed by a reproduction of his vendor directory; personal notes from George to himself about where he got brass, felt, etc.