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Drum Boogie

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 February 2013

Featuring the great drumming bandleaders of the big band world - including Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Ray McKinley, Chick Webb and many more. The mallet men get a look in too with contributions from vibraphonists Red Norvo, Terry Gibbs and the ever exciting Lionel Hampton. Plus the homegrown talents of British big band stick men Basil Kirchin and Eric Delaney - a drummers delight.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Gene Krupa

    Gene Krupa Drum Boogie

    And the Angels Sing, ASV CDAJA 5669

  • Image for Anita O'Day

    Anita O'Day Opus One

    Drummin’ Man, Charly CDCHARLY 81

  • Image for Ben Pollack

    Ben Pollack Mama I Wanna Make Rhythm

    The Dean of Swing, ASV CDAJA 5491

  • Image for Chick Webb

    Chick Webb Harlem Congo

    Harlem Joys, Memoir CDMOIR 507

  • Image for Red Norvo

    Red Norvo Do You Ever Think of Me

    Jivin’ the Jeep, HEP CD1019

  • Image for Red Norvo

    Red Norvo Remember

    Jivin’ the Jeep, HEP CD1019

  • Image for Ray McKinley

    Ray McKinley Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume

    Howdy Friends, ASV CDAJA 5517

  • Image for Ray McKinley

    Ray McKinley Hangover Square

    You Came a Long Way from St. Louis, AVID AMSC 735

  • Image for Eric Delaney

    Eric Delaney Rockin' the Tymps

    The Big Beat, Highnote REXX 134

  • Image for Basil Kirchin

    Basil Kirchin Big City Blues

    Great British Rock n’ Roll, Smith & Co. SCCD 1124

  • Image for Basil Kirchin

    Basil Kirchin Panambo – Me Guste Em Mambo

    Gotta be this or that, Vocalion CDLK 4307

  • Image for Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich B R Blues

    Blues Caravan, Verve 2103482

  • Image for Terry Gibbs Dream Band

    Terry Gibbs Dream Band Ja Da

    Main Stem #4, ACE CCD 7656

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)

    Soul on Top, Verve 9862884

  • Image for Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton Flying Home

    Hamp’s Big Band, RCA Victor 74321218212

  • James Brown and Louie Bellson - Soul on Top (1969)

    James Brown and Louie Bellson - Soul on Top (1969)

    Louis Bellson Legacy
  • Red Norvo's Spotlight Band

    Red Norvo's Spotlight Band

    The story of the spotlight band
  • The Kirchin Band

    The Kirchin Band

    Trunk Records - a brief history of Basil Kirchin
  • Hamp's Big Band - 1959

    Hamp's Big Band - 1959

    Lionel Hampton discography
  • Concerts for the coming week

    Wednesday 13 February
    Swing Unlimited Big Band
    Centre Stage

    Thursday 14 February
    Jonathan Wyatt Big Band
    Pavilion Theatre

    Thursday 14 February
    Jeff Short Swing Band
    St. Francis Church Hall
    North Knightsbridge

    Friday 15 February
    Syd Lawrence Orchestra
    Waterside Theatre

    Friday 15 February
    Fat Chops Big Band with
    Matthew Ford
    Warner’s Nidd Hall Hotel

    Saturday 16 February
    Beats ‘N’ Pieces Big Band
    Points Festival

    Saturday 16 February
    Denmark Street Big Band
    With Matt Monro Jnr
    Polish Jazz Café

    Saturday 16 February
    Syd Lawrence Orchestra
    Central Hall

    Saturday 16 February
    George Thorby Big Band
    With Claire Colton and John Brennan
    Loddon Hall

    Sunday 17 February
    Five Star Swing
    Arts Centre

    Sunday 17 February
    Ben Beddoes Big Band
    Conservative Club

    Sunday 17 February
    Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Matinee Performance
    Barnfield Theatre

    Sunday 17 February
    Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Riviera Swing

    Sunday 17 February
    Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal
    Jazz at the Manor
    Manor Sports and Social Club


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