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Charlie Watts' Favorite Drummers

by Chet Falzerano
In various interviews over the past 35 years Charlie Watts has expressed admiration for the talents of many drummers. But the fundamental connections of those he has noted as his favorites, help define his particular style, approach, and priorities as the drummer for the “Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World.” Here then, are 26 biographies of Charlie Watts’ favorites drummers. Included are Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton, Art Taylor, Phil Seamen, Ginger Baker, Jerry Allison, Papa yetJo Jones, Jim Keltner, Kenny Clarke, Davey Tough, Billy Higgins, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Jake Hanna,, Tony Williams, Max Roach, Joe Morello, and Big Sid Catlett.
002008046x9/212 Pages $24.99

Chick Webb

Spinnin’ the Webb: The Little Giant
by Chet Falzerano, foreword by Van Alexander
Chick Webb’s short professional career (he died at 30) served as an inspiration to young drummers at the dawn of America’s big band/swing era. Simply stated, Webb is the guy who inspired the guys, who inspired the guys, who inspired you. Gene Kurpa: “Chick taught me more than anyone.” Buddy Rich: “as a soloist, Chick had no equal at the time.” Papa Jo Jones “ I don’t speak of Chick Webb, the drummer, I speak of Chick Webb, the epitome.” And Webb accomplished this as a black man crippled with a debilitating disease in a segregated society. His contributions as a drummer/bandleader changed the course of music in America, not the least of which was discovering Ella Fitzgerald. Author Chet Falzerano chronicles Webb’s greatness in this celebration of the “little giant” including the recreation of Webb’s drum set.
00138634Full color, 68 pages $24.99

Chords & Scales in the Beginning

Created Especially for Bassists
by Max Palermo
This book for beginning to advanced 4- & 5-string bassists offers a practical approach for playing scales over any chord progression to strengthen bass lines, groove patterns and solo ideas. Players will discover countless combinations to create more interesting melodies and to enrich their grooves with new and diverse patterns in any key and for every musical situation.
00001140 $14.95

Christmas Music Companion Fact Book

by Dale V. Nobbman
For 50 beloved traditional tunes, readers will learn the story of how the song came to be, the author and the historical setting, then be able to play a great arrangement of the song! Songs examined include: Away in a Manger, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, O Holy Night, Silver Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, What Child Is This?, and more!
00000272(112 pages) $12.95

Christmas South of the Border

featuring the Red Hot Jalape–os with special guest The Cactus Brothers
Add heat to your holiday with these ten salsa-flavored arrangements of time-honored Christmas carols. With the accompanying CD, you can play your guitar along with The Cactus Brothers on: Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, Joy to the World, What Child Is This?, and more. ÁFeliz Navidad!
00000319Book/CD Pack $19.95

Centerstream publishes a variety of music books on instruments, instructional, reference, and biographies.

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