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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

Drum History Bart Vanderzee

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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

    The History of Dixon Drums with Jim Uding

    The History of Dixon Drums with Jim Uding

    Jim Uding describes Dixon as "the best kept secret in drums" and I completely agree after hearing the history of this unique company! Dixon is the house-brand of a very well established manufacturer in Taiwan that has created drums or hardware for most all of the major players in the drum industry since the late 1970's. We discuss the launch of the relatively new Dixon brand, the partnership with drum legend, Gregg Bissonette, and a few of the partnerships that the factory has had with the largest names in drums. Not much is known about Dixon as you search around the internet so this is a great opportunity to learn more about this brand that is absolutely on the rise.
    Jim Uding is the brand Manager of Dixon at St. Louis Music

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Look at Why Drum Brands Sell with Mike Dawson

    A Look at Why Drum Brands Sell with Mike Dawson

    Mike and I start by discussing the DW/Roland acquisition that has been on everyones mind since it was recently announced. He uses his industry experience and knowledge to shine some light on what might be happening with this shocking announcement that took the drum world by storm. We then go through some historical examples of what happened to the big four drum brands (Gretsch, Ludwig, Slingerland, and Rogers) and hear about the ups and many downs of those acquisitions. Mike was the managing editor of Modern Drummer for many years and is now the Chief Creative Officer at Drum Factory Direct.
    Drum Factory Direct site: https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/
    DFD YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqTrh62hAxjR2TuexdJS13A/featured
    Drum Click Podcast Network: https://www.thedrumclick.com

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    (The Vault) Moeller, Gladstone & Stone - The Legends of Technique with Dom Famularo (April 2020)

    (The Vault) Moeller, Gladstone & Stone - The Legends of Technique with Dom Famularo (April 2020)

    Dom Famularo teaches us about Billy Gladstone, Sanford A, Moeller, and George L. Stone - the godfathers of drumming technique. He also shares many great stories from his journey through learning from the students of these great teachers including Shelly Manne, Jim Chapin, and Joe Morello. The lineage of educators that run from these three men runs so much deeper than I ever imagined.
    This episode features one of my favorite Buddy Rich stories that I have ever heard. Dom got to hang out with Buddy and learn about his background as a young Vaudevillian who was on the road with Moeller, Stone, and Gladstone.
    Dom is known as "Drummings Global Ambassador" and he does that name justice. He can be found at any given time performing clinics around the world and spreading the love of drums to everyone he meets.
    Dom's Website:
    https://www.domfamularo.com/
    The drum teacher lineage chart that we discussed:
    http://www.domfamularo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DrumTeacherLineage_11x17-UpdatedOctober2016.pdf
    The Sessions Panel on youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfz1KlQqycWBnTX6SMaCHHg
    Find Dom on Instagram at @Global2Dom

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hal Blaine: The Story of an American Drum Legend with Mike Megaffin

    Hal Blaine: The Story of an American Drum Legend with Mike Megaffin

    Hal Blaine is one of the most recorded drummers in history and is an icon from the golden age of session musicians. We learn about Hals parents heroic journey to America, Hal's early years and time in the Army, and his meteoric rise as a first call studio drummer. Mike Megaffin's business card says "Hal Blaine Disciple" and he definitely lives up to that title with this very in-depth episode. Mike spent lots of time with Hal and learned tons of great stories about the years that Hal Blaine spent working for mafia types in seedy nightclubs through his rise to the top and love of all things luxurious.
    Here is a link to the Hal Blaine Biography book we discussed on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3RgkjaV
    Thanks to Milestone Percussion for sponsoring this episode! keep up to date with Ronn Dunnett/Milestone on socials at @dunnettclassicdrums

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Franks Drum Shop Est. 1938 with Rob Cook

    Franks Drum Shop Est. 1938 with Rob Cook

    Franks Drum Shop was one of the four original drum stores in America and was a Midwest hot spot for drummers like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson and many more as they passed through town. From 1938 to the mid 1980's, It had a world class repair shop, amazing sales floor, and a lesson program that had teachers that were absolute legends like Roy C. Knapp. Rob Cook wrote his first book in 1993 about Franks Drum Shop which originated from his life being changed by a visit to Franks as a very young man. This is a very interesting episode that his information that only someone like Rob Cook can provide!
    You can purchase "Franks for the Memories" on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3RIFhiB
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    (FREE BONUS) Gigging Horror Story Turns into Viral Video with Chris Georgenes

    (FREE BONUS) Gigging Horror Story Turns into Viral Video with Chris Georgenes

    Join Patreon to hear 65+ bonus episodes for only $2 a month and great perks up to $15 a month. This was a really cool bonus with Chris that I wanted to share so everyone could hear what the bonus episodes are like. You can also watch the video on YouTube to see the "No Rhythm Man" which he talks about in this episode.
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    watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuR42fubdOg&t=4s

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