Drum History Books

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1. The Ludwig Book

The Ludwig Book by Rob Cook is the definitive business and historical guide to this legendary drum manufacturer. Includes dozens of interviews, a 64-page color section, a... more info
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A Business History and Dating Guide Book and CD-ROM. General Book (not sheet music). With CD-ROM. 8.5x11 inches. 302 pages. Published by Rebeats Press. (HL.00331131)

2. The Slingerland Book

Slingerland is one of the greatest drum companies of all-time. Rob Cook has lovingly compiled the Slingerland story, with detailed chapters on the family, the Boston background,... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 246 pages. Published by Rebeats Publications. (HL.00331213)

3. The Great Jazz Drummers

The Great Jazz Drummers is an excellent reference for any drummer or jazz enthusiast. It features biographies and photos of 62 influential drummers, as well as a CD featuring... more info
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Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. With Softcover with CD. 8.5x11 inches. 128 pages. Published by Modern Drummer Publications. (HL.06621755)

4. The Cymbal Book

The Cymbal Book is the first book of its kind. It details the 5000-year history and development of these fascinating instruments. Based on visits to all the major cymbal manufacturing... more info
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Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 212 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.06621763)

5. History of the Ludwig Drum Company

Discover one of America's greatest contributions to the music world - the drumset - by exploring this book. This unique publication uses extensive interviews with the Ludwigs... more info
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Reference. Reference book. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 176 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00000132)

6. The Rogers Book

In this book, author Rob Cook gives the complete history of the Rogers Drum Company, whose drums, in the words of Not-So-Modern Drummer editor John Aldridge, were the Cadillac... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 228 pages. Published by Rebeats Publications. (HL.00330512)

7. Gretsch Drums

This tribute to Gretsch kits features full-color photos and interviews with sensational players like Louie Bellson, Jimmy Cobb, Chuck Flores, Phil Grant, Jake Hanna, Elvin... more info
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The Legacy of That Great Gretsch Sound. Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 144 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00000176)

8. The Complete History of the Leedy Drum Company

This is the fascinating story of professional drummer, inventor, and industrialist Ulysses Leedy and his apartment-based drum company that became the world's largest manufacturer... more info
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Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. 9x12 inches. 184 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00000160)

9. Star Sets

This book highlights the outstanding drum sets of rock, jazz, R&B, and country. Spanning seven decades, it features over 40 great kits played by Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Ringo... more info
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Drum Kits of the Great Drummers. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 160 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00330113)

10. The Making of a Drum Company

The Ludwig Drum Company was the world's largest drum company in the 1920s under founder William F. Ludwig, and again in the 1960s under his son. This fascinating autobiography... more info
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The Autobiography of William F. Ludwig II. General Book (not sheet music). 8.5x11 inches. 128 pages. Published by Rebeats Press. (HL.00330925)

11. The Baby Dodds Story - Revised Edition

Born in New Orleans in 1894, Warren Baby Dodds became one of the greatest drummers of that city's early jazz tradition. This lively autobiography, first published more than... more info
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As Told to Larry Gara. General Book (not sheet music). 5.5x8.5 inches. 108 pages. Published by Rebeats Publications. (HL.00331066)

12. Zildjian

Filled with never-before-seen photos, memorabilia and recollections from legendary drummers, this book tells the exciting story of the world's most popular cymbal company... more info
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A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.75x11 inches. 127 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00330384)

13. Classic Rock Drummers

Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon (The Who), Ian Paice... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover with CD. 8x11 inches. 112 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331751)

14. Traps - The Drum Wonder

Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Tormé is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era,... more info
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The Life of Buddy Rich Hardcover. General Book (not sheet music). 6x9.25 inches. 233 pages. Published by Rebeats Press. (HL.00330337)

15. Gene Krupa

Alfred is pleased to present Gene Krupa: The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend, a photographic presentation of the life, times and music of "that ace drummer man." With over... more info
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The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend. Drum History Book. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 176 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-0757B)

16. Mr. Leedy and the House of Wonder

A traveling drummer from 19th-century Ohio, Ulysses Grant Leedy settled in Indianapolis and built the House of Wonder - a factory that set the standard for all drum companies... more info
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The Story of the World's Finest Drums. Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. With BOOK. 8.5x11 inches. 88 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00001197)

17. Billy Gladstone

Admired by colleagues and the public alike, Billy Gladstone was the featured percussionist at New York's Radio City Music Hall for 18 years after its opening in 1932. He was... more info
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Percussion. Instruction/Music for percussion. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00001027)

18. The Drum Book

The Drum Book tells the story of the rock drum kit, from the moment Ringo Starr began to thrash his Ludwigs to the diverse styles of today's players. This expanded and updated... more info
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A History of the Rock Drum Kit. Reference. Reference book. With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 144 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331993)
 
 
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