We remember Gene Krupa. ‘Be-Bop-A-Krupa’

This day (October 16, 1973), in Yonkers, New York, died Gene Krupa, an American jazz and big band drummer.

Digest Tracklist :

Big Noise From Winnetka (1967) . w/ Papa Joe Jones – Documentary . w/ Buddy Rich – Drum Battle (1966) . Lover & Leave Us Leap . w/ Anita O’Day – Let Me Off Uptown . Let Me Off Uptown (1941) . The Benny Godman Big Band – Sing, Sing, Sing (1937) .

Gene Krupa Top 10 :

Drum Boogie . Let Me Off Uptown . Drummin’ Man . Opus One . Sing! Sing! Sing! . How High the Moon . Leave Us Leap . Boogie Blues . After You’ve Gone . Disc Jockey Jump .


Recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963, Together Again! is an album by Benny Goodman reunited with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa. >>


[1959] you do not missColeman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the Timex All-Star Jazz Show on CBShosted by Jackie Gleason >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1959] The Benny Goodman Quartet – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Gene Krupa (d), Lionel Hampton (vb) and Jess Stacy (p) – record two tunes for the television. >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1961] you do not want to miss the Orginal Benny Goodman Trio – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Gene Krupa (d) and Teddy Wilson (p) – at The Bell Telephone Hour on WNBC >> 11 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1972] The Orginal Benny Goodman Quartet – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vb), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Wilson (p) and George Duvivier (b)- performs for the first time on television at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoin Center in New York City >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (October 16, 1973), in Yonkers, New York, died Gene Krupa, an American jazz and big band drummer.

Gene Krupa : Drummers usually had been strictly time-keepers or noisemakers, but Krupa interacted with the other musicians and introduced the extended drum solo into jazz. His goal was to support theGene with Avedis Zildjian. other musicians while creating his own role within the group.

Gene Krupa Reference Page : While working with commercial groups in the early 1930s, Krupa, determined to become a legit Drummer, began formal music instruction with Gus Moeller. Practicing eight hours a day, he worked on inventing his own rhythmic variations and patterns.

@last.fm : In 1934 he joined Benny Goodman’s band, where his featured drum work — especially on the hit “Sing, Sing, Sing” — made him a national celebrity. In 1938, after a public fight with Goodman at the Earl Theater in Philadelphia, he left Goodman to launch his own band and had several hits with singer Anita O’Day and trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

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