The Drummer short Flim

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Most of us on here have already seen this GREAT short film about a Drummer who stays true to his heart and Big Band dreams and plays his Radio kings.

Question: The song playing on the radio in his apt is "Beat's Boogie" written for the film. Anyone know if the full song is available anywhere? I'd love to get it


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Thanks for posting that. It's been a long time since I've watched that, and I found that there was a lot I didn't remember. One of the biggest opportunities that I foolishly didn't take advantage of was when Dave was in Minneapolis for about a month playing the out of town opening for Sweet Charity in 2005. I did get a chance to meet him through the local bass player that was doing the show, but had I been thinking I probably could have hung out a lot more. RIP, Dave.
 

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Yes, this has been posted here before, but it's always good to see. The hardcore life!
It's very well done.
 

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Good info here....


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Maybe now that Dave has a regular gig he can afford some cases and an actual ride cymbal.

Kidding aside, that's a great little film.
 

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Maybe now that Dave has a regular gig he can afford some cases and an actual ride cymbal.

Kidding aside, that's a great little film.
Dave passed away I'm guessing 7-8 years ago.. A rare eye disease turned to cancer. Super sad, he was such a great guy.
 

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Yes, that is very very sad. I wish i could have met him and talked to him about this little film. I've reached out to Bill Block (if I have the right one) about getting an MP3 of "Beats Boogie".
 

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Dave passed away I'm guessing 7-8 years ago.. A rare eye disease turned to cancer. Super sad, he was such a great guy.
That is indeed sad. I was making my quip about the fictional character "Dave" in the movie (taking his beloved Radio Kings out unprotected in the street and in the rain, and using a china for a main ride playing big band), and not the actual Dave.
 

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Glad you enjoyed it Mike B. Thats why I posted it, for those who missed it. I identify with this film so much, because for 40 years I have been playing 1960s instrumental music exclusively, while many other musicians ignore it. I relate to Dave's passion for Big Band Music. And I Love that "Beats Boogie"!!
 

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