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    RINGO and....Ray Wylie Hubbard??

    First off I didn't say Ringo "sounded" like Keltner. Doesn't matter who was influenced by who. I was simply pointing out that Ringo played this song very similar to what Keltner would have played. It was just an observation, not an "expert" opinion.
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    RINGO and....Ray Wylie Hubbard??

    Sorry. I don't think I get what you mean. Spell it out for me.
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    RINGO and....Ray Wylie Hubbard??

    Very impressive. Ringo plays perfectly for this song with great feel. Very Jim Keltner-ish.
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    Bill Withers - RIP

    Can't mention Bill Withers without paying tribute to the great drummers he played with. Al Jackson, Jr. on "Ain't No Sunshine" and the one and only James Gadsen on "Use Me Up" with his signature right handed 16th note hi-hat groove. Great classic funk.
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    Don Henley

    Yep. You nailed it, Johnny D. First thing I thought about when I read the original post.
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    When Are You Too Old to Attend Drum Clinics?

    Thanks guys, for your encouragement (and humor). Funny, at my age I'm still thinking "I need to work on my doubles" or "I need to work on soloing", etc.. Bottom line: I've been playing a long time and I'm still learning this instrument.
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    When Are You Too Old to Attend Drum Clinics?

    First off, let me clarify this: I'm a senior. A little history: Pro back in the 60's - 70's, hung it up for a while, now it's an occasional gig, church gig, etc. That being said, I'm still as passionate as ever about drumming. Being self-employed, semi-retired, I've got lots of time on my...
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    New Item From Those Austin Boys - Kick-Bone

    Hilarious thread. I pointed this phenomenom out to fellow band members when I started playing at this church where the congregation was predominately white and older. What's really funny now is that this church recently merged with another church that has a mixed race congregation. Now the...
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    Drummers With Multiple Kits: Ever an Issue With Family / Friends?

    Interesting thread. First off, I think telling a family member "it's none of your business" is a little too combative (unless you truly don't like this person and would prefer they stay out of your life). I would approach it this way: Simply say I'm a serious musician and I need the right...
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    Show us YOUR hat ..... :)

    I normally don't wear a hat.....however, if I could get my hands on this one!
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    Jack Bruno with Delbert McClinton

    Cool. I know Jack's a DW guy, but what is that snare?
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    Jack Bruno with Delbert McClinton

    I've always admired his style. The perfect drummer for any vocalist. Never gets in the way, solid feel and just enough fills to accentuate the song.
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    One of the best drum tracks ever recorded

    Yeah, I'm with you on this. Bernard really cooks. When I decided to come out of retirement and start playing again, I made a list of drum grooves that I wanted to master. This is one of them. Especially that drum break near the end. Ultimate funk.
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    Diggin' on Little Feat

    I recently ran across Little Feat's "Join The Band" album which was probably Richie Hayward's last recording before succumbing to the illness that eventually took his life. Man, that cat could really groove. I always loved the way he had that slinky Nawlins/Zigaboo feel to his playing. Truly...
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    R.I.P. Doctor John.

    Yes, the music world lost a legend. Never will be another like him. He epitomized Nawlins’ music. He even had his own vocabulary. My favorite was “Mos scocious”, meaning something was really cool or good. I was thinking about the first time I saw him perform live. It was a small club in...