- Aug 5, 2005
- Reaction score
- Southwest Florida
Cozy's thing was an updated take on Gene Krupa's "Sing, Sing, Sing." Cozy made it hipper with "Topsy." No doubt, he influenced Sandy Nelson....also, not to dump all over everyone's parade, but wasn't this whole "Teen Beat" / "Tequilla" thing with the hooky rhythm just a reaction to Cozy Cole's Topsy Part II ?
I wore the grooves out on the 45 rpm "Topsy" part one and two when I was a kid. What I liked the most was the live sound of real drums. I learned about tuning drums from those old recordings. Today, recorded drums sounds are so fake, I wonder how young drummers learn about tuning.