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Billy Gladstone

Drummer & Inventor
by Chet Falzerano
Admired by colleagues and the public alike, Billy Gladstone was the featured percussionist at New York's Radio City Music Hall for 18 years, after its opening in 1932. He was also a consummate inventor, with more than 20 US patents to his name, not the least of which was the famous Gladstone snare drum. This book examines the man and the remarkable instrument he conceived, with great color photos in the "Gladstone Gallery."

"My roll is probably the best roll in the world outside of one other drummer, and I'm not modest. The greatest drummer that I have heard in my life as far as rudiments and the roll are concerned is Billy Gladstone." - Buddy Rich

00001027(80 pages, 8-1/2" x 11") $19.95
 
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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
 
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Gretsch Drums

The Legacy of That Great Gretsch Sound
by Chet Falzerano
This tribute to Gretsch kits features full-color photos and interviews with sensational players.
00000176(144 pages) $34.95
 
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Guide to Vintage Drums

by John Aldridge
Written by the publisher of Not So Modern Drummer magazine, this in an essential guide for collectors-to-be that want to shop around, or for current collectors to discover drums outside of their area of interest.
00000167(176 pages) $24.95
 
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History of the Ludwig Drum Company

by Paul William Schmidt
This book uses extensive interviews with the Ludwigs and photos from their personal collections to recall the origins, development and tools of crafting drums. You'll also discover why the best drummers use Ludwigs. Over 150 photos and illustrations make this an invaluable reference source for all drummers.
00000132(172 pages) $29.95
 

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