Drum History Overview

Welcome to the Drum History page. Get ready for a fun and interactive experience that will tie you in with a great American tradition. And don’t be afraid of the word “history”! Just because this stuff might look and sound different than what you’re familiar with, it’s still just drums! You have much more in common with than past than you might think.

Legends of Drumming

Daniel Glass with Earl Palmer, Louie Bellson, Freddie Gruber

Over the last 15 years, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to befriend some of the true legends of our art form! These guys have been inspirational, an invaluable resource in my research, and many of them became close friends.

Click here to see and read more about these pioneers of jazz, swing, r&b, rockabilly and rock’n’roll.

DG Interview Guide

Daniel Glass interviews W S Holland

Since 1999, I’ve done more than 50 interviews with players and experts in the genres of Classic Swing, Early Rhythm and Blues, Rockabilly and Early Rock’n’Roll.

Click here to see the full list of interviews

Drum History Minutes

Got a Minute? Get hip to these fascinating bits of Drum History!

These mini audio blogs will help you make a cool connection to the past.

Listen now

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