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Baby Dodds - Drum Solos FLAC album

Performer: Baby Dodds
Genre: Jazz
Title: Drum Solos
Released: 1946
FLAC version ZIP size: 1926 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1641 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1431 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 720

Seems identical to Baby Dodds - Talking And Drum Solos except the vinyl is 12" rather than 10". Booklet says: (c) 1951, 1960 Folkways Records & Service Corp. 701 Seventh Av. NYC USA. Back cover says: (c) 1959 Folkways Record & Service Corp. 17 W. 60th Street, . USA. Label says: Folkways Records & Service Corp. Matrix, Runout: SOUNDWAVE FJ-2290A. Matrix, Runout: SOUNDWAVE FJ12290B.

Warren "Baby" Dodds (December 24, 1898 – February 14, 1959) was a jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is regarded as one of the best jazz drummers of the pre-big band era, and one of the most important early jazz drummers. He varied his drum patterns with accents and flourishes, and he generally kept the beat with the bass drum while playing buzz rolls on the snare. Some of his early influences included Louis Cottrell, S. Harry Zeno, Henry Martin, and Tubby Hall

Talking and Drum Solos, an essential document for jazz historian and drum aficionado alike, is simple in concept and, in every manner possible for a record, invaluable, presenting Dodds sans band in the studio, talking about his kit, and providing musical examples. As this particular session-the idea of Fred Ramsey, an Alan Lomax sort of jazz missionary/ s from 1946, the fidelity, while rough, is plagued by none of the surface noise and overbalance of Dodd's earlier recordings. Track Listing: Baby Dodds: 1. Spooky Drums No. 1 2. Drums in the Twenties 3. Shimmy Beat/Press Roll Demonstration 4. Careless Love Blues 5. Rudiments 6. Maryland 7. 2 8. Tom Tom Workout The Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band: 9. Precious Lord Hold My Hand 10. Take Rocks & Gravel To Build A Solid Road 11.

This is a most unusual album. In 1945, Baby Dodds recorded the first two released unaccompanied drum solos for the Circle label. On one day in 1946, he recorded eight additional selections for Folkways, all solo and some including his reminiscences about early drum techniques. The performances on this 10" LP have been reissued, but even the reissue is quite obscure now. Although certainly for selective tastes, this is a historic release that should particularly interest drummers.

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. 101. Drums in the Twenties - 1. Jazzin' Babies Blues 2. Wild Man Blues.

Baby Dodds - Spooky Drums No. 1 02:24. Baby Dodds - Drums in the Twenties 08:28. Baby Dodds - Shimmy Beat, Press Roll Demonstration 01:25. Baby Dodds - Careless Love Blues 02:09. Baby Dodds - Rudiments 02:08. Baby Dodds - Maryland 02:33. Baby Dodds - Spooky Drums No. 2 02:17. Baby Dodds - Tom Tom Workout 01:56. Baby Dodds - Precious Lord Hold My Hand 01:56. Baby Dodds - Take Rocks & Gravel to Build a Solid Road 02:09. Baby Dodds - Wild About My Daddy 02:36. Baby Dodds - Sun Gonna Shine in My Back Door Someday 02:29.

Count: 28. Views: 1. Talking & Drum Solos, Country Brass Bands tracks. 1. Drums in the Twenties. Shimmy Beat, Press Roll Demonstration. O Lord let Thy Will Be Done. My Baby Gone and she Won't Be Back No More. Fare You Well Daddy, It's Your Time Now. Sing On. Dixie. Going Up the Country, Don't You Want to Go. I Shall Not Be Moved. The Ship Is Over the Ocean.

You can hear each section of the song.


A Rudiments With Drumstick Nerve Beats
B Maryland, My Maryland
C Spooky Drums
D Tom Tom Workout


  • Artwork – David Stone Martin
  • Clarinet [Uncredited] – Albert Nicholas
  • Drums [Drum Solo] – Baby Dodds
  • Piano [Uncredited] – Don Ewell


Recorded in New York City, New York, US 10 January 1946

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 170
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 167
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): 166
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): 169
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): D170
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): D167
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): D166
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): D169