Groove Style: Double Shuffle
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Great Grooves from the History of R&B:
Daniel Glass: "Keep A-Knockin" - Little Richard - 1957
Drummer: Charles Connor - bpm 178

Another straight eighth groove that was popular in the '50s (and '60s) is the flattened-out double shuffle.

One of the best recorded examples of this groove can be heard in Charles Connor's absolutely monstrous introduction to the 1957 Little Richard Classic "Keep a Knockin". The lethal pummeling that Connor administered to his drums must have left a lasting impact on all future rock 'n' rollers, because 15 years later John Bonham practically reproduced that intro note for note in his opening to Led Zeppelin's "Rock 'n' Roll".

The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming
By Zoro and Daniel Glass

Eight years in the making, this prequel to The Commandments of R&B Drumming delves into the rhythm and blues of the 1940s and '50s, an incredible musical era when shuffles ruled the airwaves and modern groove playing was in its infancy. Written by Zoro and Daniel Glass, drummer for the Royal Crown Revue, this book is loaded with history, photos, graphics, exercises, and transcriptions, and includes the most comprehensive guide to shuffle playing ever written.

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"I am so impressed with what Daniel and Zoro have done to secure the heritage of the modern drum set.The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must—every inspired drummer needs to experience and learn from this masterpiece. The book will take you on a journey through our history—and knowing where we came from will assist us in our vision for the future! Thank you both for your hard work, so that generations ahead of us can forever enjoy this magical era!"

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