• Gene KRUPA - The Instrumental Mr. Krupa

In 1925, jazz was a relatively new thing and the wedding between technique and feeling had not, as yet, taken place. As a drummer, Gene was no exception. In his own words: "For at least five years after I started drumming, I played less rudiments and more illegitimate jazz beats than anyone ever thought of playing. That was before I got wise and realised that a drummer, any drummer, can go just so far without the proper background." In the summer of 1926 Gene graduated from the backrooms when he was asked to play with Joe Kayser who fronted a well known Chicago band. He spent the entire summer playing around the Paw Paw Lake region in Michigan. From here on Gene established himself on the scene proper and was linked with several named bands, before making a household name for himself with his own orchestra.

Track Listing

1. UP AN ATOM
2. MARGIE
3. BY THE RIVER SAINTE MARIE
4. BUGLE CALL RAG
5. I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME
6. BLUE LOU
7. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
8. BODY AND SOUL
9. LIMEHOUSE BLUES
10. DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND
11. KING PORTER STOMP
12. LEAVE US LEAP
13. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE
14. SWEET LORRAINE
15. IDAHO
16. WIRE BRUSH STOMP
17. LOVE'S IN MY HEART
18. LOVER
19. CALLING DR. GILLESPIE
20. THESE FOOLISH THINGS
21. HODGE PODGE

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/04/2000
UPC Bar Code No 604988257229

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Gene KRUPA - The Instrumental Mr. Krupa

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