Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos

Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos

Baby Dodds FW02290 / FJ 2290

This fascinating album follows jazz drummer Baby Dodds as he demonstrates the sonic elements of his famous solos and discusses these component parts with the attentive audience. From a discussion of drumming in the 1920s to a tom-tom "workout," Dodds' album is as entertaining as it is educational.

Year Released 1951
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1951 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Drum; Drum kit
Subject(s) Jazz; Oral history

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101 Drums in the Twenties - 1. Jazzin' Babies Blues 2. Wild Man Blues Baby Dodds 8:28
102 Spooky Drums No. 1 Baby Dodds 2:24
103 Shimmy Beat And Press Roll Demonstration Baby Dodds 1:25
104 Careless Love Blues Baby Dodds 2:08
201 Rudiments with Drumstick Nervebeats Baby Dodds 2:07
202 Maryland Baby Dodds 2:33
203 Spooky Drums No. 2 Baby Dodds 2:18
204 Tom Tom Workout Baby Dodds 1:57
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