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Proto Led Zep: who is this drummer?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Proto Led Zep: who is this drummer? Reply with quote

Blues drummers, most all drummers, get short shrift. Like the bassists. I ran into an interesting story this morning about Lonnie Mack and John Bonham...thought I'd post it and shine some spotlight on the drummers...

Seems that Jimmy Page envisioned a band that would go beyond what The Yardbirds, Cream, and The Who were doin, so he set out strategically to recruit musicians who fit his sonic vision. Recruiting the drummer, his description for what he wanted was "a hooligan".

"I want a super hooligan drum sound. Like this..." and he played Lonnie Mac's "Lonnie on the Move" for John Bonham. John recognized the drumming on that track, whoever it was, as his own membrane breaking in yer face sound, and signed on to what eventually became Led Zeppelin (named by John Entwistle and Keith Moon, btw).

When ya listen to this track, sure enough it sounds like John Bonham. So who in the world is this Question

http://youtu.be/w3p_TIHCvrY

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that bit of zep trivia! Comments say:

"The late Ron Grayson was the drummer on Lonnie Mack's Lonnie on the move. He also played on some old James Brown recordings at King Recording Studios in the 60's. He was right handed but played drums left handed from what I've heard. He was one heck of a drummer."
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Ron Grayson, proto Led Zep Reply with quote

Thanks, Dave. I believe yer correct...since I posted the question, I learned exactly what you found. Don't know about you, but this trivia makes the music even more enjoyable to me for some reason.

And congratulations! You win as many tickets as you like for Led Zep at Woodstock. Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonnie Mack's rendition of "Turn On Your Lovelight" has long been a fave of mine specifically because of the drums. It makes sense that Grayson was a lefty playing righty because his left hand was RIDICULOUS. Pretty much anything from the Fraternity period blows me away though, what a fucking band for their day.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Great stuff! Reply with quote

Thanks, Paul. Never really paid much attention to Lonnie Mack before...what a slick guitarist. And Blues shouter!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I hear on the first track, he sounds like a jazz drummer, although I haven't found much info on this.

Bo Diddley beat on it too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Hooligan drumming and saxtone axe Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Lonnie Mack's rendition of "Turn On Your Lovelight" has long been a fave of mine specifically because of the drums. It makes sense that Grayson was a lefty playing righty because his left hand was RIDICULOUS. Pretty much anything from the Fraternity period blows me away though, what a fucking band for their day.


And how about Lonnie's tone?...notice it simulates the sax?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't kick it outta bed.
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