Singing Drummers: Wailers and Flailers

  • Track Count 13
  • Total Length 2:08:22
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Introduction / Don't Do It The Band 05:18
  2. 3 Dance On A Volcano / Los Endos Genesis 09:28
  3. 5 I Wanna Be Your Man Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band 04:01
  4. 7 Hey Joe Electric Flag 05:48
  5. 9 So Many Ways Mates of State 04:02
  6. 11 C'mon Virginia The Donkeys 03:29
  7. 13 Look Out Young Son Grand Ole Party 02:21
  8. 15 Allied Forces Triumphlee 04:45
  9. 17 Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll Blue Oyster Cult 04:42
  10. 19 What I Like About You The Romantics 03:52
  11. 22 Next Day Nightmare Grand Ole Party 03:02
  12. 24 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Bob Dylan & The Band 04:50
  13. 26 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 06:15
Playlist Description

A recent Crawdaddy! article listed the top 5 things we could use more of in 2009*. Clocking in at #2 was singing drummers. "There’s just something about a vocalist who can drive a melody while simultaneously keeping an entire band’s rhythm that never fails to lose our interest." Agreed. It's simply dumbfounding to consider how someone can coordinate every muscle in their body into an integrated musical vehicle like that, from the most primal aspects to the most lofty parts of a song. Which could also help to explain why there just aren't that many of them. The Band - Levon Helm Genesis - Phil Collins Traffic - Jim Capaldi (singing with Steve Winwood) Electric Flag - Buddy Miles Mates of State - Jason Hammel (singing with his wife Kori Gardner) The Donkeys - Sam Sprague Grand Ole Party - Kristin Gundred Triumph - Gil Moore Blue Oyster Cult - Albert Bouchard The Romantics - Jimmy Marinos Phil Collins - granted, he doesn't start drumming until 4 minutes into the song, but it's one of the most memorable fills/beats of all time. Apologies to Karen Carpenter, Don Henley, Kelly Keagy, Peter Criss, and Don Brewer, from whom we don't yet have anything on the site. Did we miss anyone else? *