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 Orange County Drum with Michael Kelley and Jarrod Fallon
OCDP is one of the most iconic brand of the late 90's/Early 2000's with endorsees like Travis Barker, Chad Sexton, Adrien Young, and Taylor Hawkins. My guests are Michael Kelley who was a part of OCDP from the very beginning through the mid 2000's and Jarrod Fallon who is an OCDP enthusiast, collector, and restorer. These two guys together cover the somewhat mysterious background of this iconic brand that was a part of the rock and roll zeitgeist of the early 2000's. We discuss the early days as a So-Cal drum shop, the wild designs, vented snares, famous endorsers, the rise and fall of the company and much more!
Thanks to Twin Cities Drum Collective for sponsoring this episode!
(The Vault) The History of Leedy Drums with Rob Cook - 2018
Rob Cook, founder of the Chicago Drum Show and Author of "The Complete History of Leedy Drums" and "The Leedy Way", gives us the complete history of the Leedy Drum Company. The amazing story begins with U.G. Leedy producing snare stands in his apartment in Indianapolis and evolves into becoming the largest manufacturer of drums in the world. Rob also teaches us about George Ways involvement in the rise and fall of Leedy.
Rob is the author of many great books (The Slingerland Book, The Ludwig Book, The Rogers Book..etc) and "The Leedy Way" via Hal Leanord Publishing. I highly recommend reading anything that he writes, they are the most complete histories of all the major drum companies.
You can purchase all of his books through his website, www.rebeats.com
**This episode was originally released in December 2018 as Episode 6.**
A Look at DrumArchive.com with Andy Youell
Drum Archive is the online home of more drum catalogs in one place than you will find anywhere else in the world! Andy has created a resource that I personally use multiple times a week and has become essential for vintage drum enthusiasts to learn and research about the instrument that we love. He shares the story of how and why he created this site and why he has such a passion for archiving drum catalogs!
Check out the site at www.drumarchive.com
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The Biography of Chick Webb with Chet Falzerano
Chick Webb fell down the stairs as a child and smashed multiple vertebrae which left him with a serious physical handicap, but he still managed to become one of the best drummers in the world in his short 30 year life. Chick Webb is one of the god fathers of modern drumming and was revered by Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, and every top drummer of the 1920's and 30's. Chet is the author of a great Chick Webb biography book and has extensive knowledge about Chick, Billy Gladstone, and vintage Gretsch drums. Chick died very young but accomplished an incredible amount in that time - enjoy this great underdog story!
Here is Chets book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chick-Webb-Spinnin-Little-Giant/dp/1574243098/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2CETL6TZBXNXV&keywords=Chick+Webb+Spinnin%27+the+Webb%3A+The+Little+Giant&qid=1657597127&sprefix=chick+webb+spinnin%27+the+webb+the+little+giant%2Caps%2C38&sr=8-1
Thanks to Lowboy Beaters for sponsoring this episode - use code DRUMHISTORY at www.lowboybeaters.com to save 15% off
(Drum News) Robbery at Gretsch Drum Co. in 1927!
A group of armed bandits robbed the Payroll at the Gretsch Manufacturing Co. in 1927! This article has never been seen by the modern Gretsch family or Gretsch employees and is a glimpse into an exciting and scary situation that happened in Brooklyn at the factory!
Here is the episode with Lucas von Gretsch: https://www.drumhistorypodcast.com/post/ep-159-gretsch-the-eternal-brand-with-lucas-von-gretsch
Gretsch: The Eternal Brand with Lucas von Gretsch
Lucas takes us back to the Victorian Era when Gretsch was founded in 1883 and gives a family members inside scoop on this iconic drum brand. Lucas covers the origins of the company up to the 1950's in this episode which includes the birth of the drum set, the explosion of jazz, the great depression, and surviving through World War 2. We hear about all of the Gretsch family members and the important role each person had in the development of the brand over the last 139 years.
Check out all the great Gretsch Drums currently available at: https://www.gretschdrums.com/
Here is the Gretsch Heritage series: https://youtu.be/cxMMgojtsHE