The History of American drums is a collection curated by Rebeats and Rob Cook specialized in the history of the great American drum companies and the personalities that helped define them. Hudson Music is excited to announce these books are now available exclusively in digital format through our Hudson Music Digital Bookstore.
The Ludwig Book
The Ludwig Book is a
business history of the Ludwig family drum business(es) which can also be
used as a guide to identify many of the products they produced.
The Slingerland Book is A
complete history of the Slingerland Drum Company.
chapters on the family, the Boston background, the company through the
decades, Slingerland endorsees and personnel, the Gretsch/HSS era,
Gibson’s acquisition, and much more.
The book features
a detailed dating guide classic ads and catalog pages and lots of stunning
full-color and B&W photos throughout.
The complete history of the Rogers Drum Company, whose drums,
in the words of Not-So-Modern
Drummer editor John Aldridge, were “the Cadillac of the
1960s…(whose) innovations in hardware design have been copied by almost every
drum manufacturer in existence.”
It includes a list
of Rogers endorsees, a comprehensive guide for dating equipment, a color
section showing old catalogs and drum colors, the parts listings from all
Rogers catalogs, a list of current resources, and lots of photographs
The Gretsch Drum Book is a
complete business history of the Gretsch Drum Company and dating guide for
Includes a history
of Gretsch artist relations includes an alphabetic list of every Gretsch drum
endorser from 1936 to 2012 with photos of over 200 of them.
The dating guide
illustrates every catalog, color, badge, snare drum, drum kit, and hardware
item catalogued through the 130-year history of Gretsch drums.
Autobiography of William F. Ludwig II. His whole story in his own words, from childhood
recollections through teen years as a rudimental drum champion, wartime
service, and the glory years of Ludwig.
The Leedy Way examines
lives of U.G. Leedy and George Way are detailed in this book which also
explains the structure of their enterprises. This book places in context
not only Leedy Manufacturing, Inc. and George Way Drums, Inc., but also
Advance Drum Company, C.G. Conn Ltd., General Products (L&S Drums), Leedy
& Ludwig Drums, Camco Drum Company, and GHW, Inc.
Seat in the House is a hard rock memoir – essentially an authorized
bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie – as told from the drum
throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the Seventies
classic rock era.
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SOLAR FLASH is the new album of Israeli born and UK based drummer, composer, arranger and educator Asaf Sirkis, featuring a stellar line-up consisting of English keyboardist extraordinaire Gary Husband, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and special guests Polish vocalist Sylwia Bialas and USA born English guitarist Mark Wingfield.