Gene Krupa : Drummer Man

Gene Krupa : Drummer Man


Gene Krupa (drums) and big band including Roy Eldridge (trumpet) with Anita O'Day (vocals)

Verve 2008

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Let Me Off Uptown
A2 - Rockin' Chair
A3 - Opus 1
A4 - Fish Fry
A5 - Drummin' Man
A6 - Drum Boogie
B1 - Boogie Blues
B2 - Leave Us Leap
B3 - Slow Down
B4 - Wire Brush Stomp
B5 - That's What You Think
B6 - After You've Gone

"I can't fathom why this one isn't more popular. Krupa teams up with the great Roy Eldridge and Anita O'Day to produce one swingin, sensational recording. This album could entice the most reclusive of nuns to get up and start shaking it. It's a whole lot of fun to listen to, and you can tell that they all had one hell of a great time getting together and creating this one. It's definitely Krupa's show, and he's the driving force behind the magic. He's the champion drummer of the Swing Era, and believe me, this one is all about swing! This is one of my favorite efforts and another prime example of why he is so revered among the greats (especially rock n' roll legends like John Bonham, Keith Moon, et al...). Check out his jaw dropping, blistering solo on "Wire Brush Stomp" and see for yourself what legends are made of.

We only get to hear O'Day's sultry, sensous voice for half the record, but man, oh man does she sure sound great. The lively way her and Eldridge play off of each other is truly a thing of beauty. And Eldridge is simply a marvel and one of the best ever. The fluent, rythmic way he blasts that sweet sounding trumpet of his in the highest register, it's absolutely breathtaking. The three of them made quite a team and this is quite an effort. An effort, that this particular jazz fan, awards with a five star rating." - Joey D, Amazon.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under