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Posted: Oct 11, 2005 5:50 pm
The guitar thread trips me out...this should be interesting.

I'll seperate 'em...

HARD ROCK/METAL - Rockbert (Joint Chiefs, Gringos)
TECHNICAL - Paul Taylor
FUNK/SOUL - Willie Hall (Bo-Keys)
OVERALL SOLID - Paul Buchinany, Bubba Bonds, John Argroves, Roy Berry, Andy Saunders.
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 6:01 pm
do dead guys count? i listened to Booker T & the MG's on my drive from Tallahassee to Atlanta yesterday and that guy was the BEST
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 6:03 pm
do dead guys count?

Just list "Historical" Drummer...your choice "Al Jackson"
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 6:03 pm

Posted: Oct 11, 2005 6:25 pm
Hey, how 'bout those who can drum and chew gum (err...I mean sing!) at the
same time! I nominate Ross Johnson, Forrest Hewes (he's still Memphis to me!) and my wife...
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 6:34 pm
Ross Johnson sings?
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 7:03 pm
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 7:12 pm
My favorites are Willie "too big" Hall and Lori McStay. (It's changed to McStay, right Jughead?)
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 9:11 pm
Rockbert, hands down...I would say he is the only rock drummer in Memphis that knows what a pocket is.
Posted: Oct 11, 2005 11:07 pm
Paul Taylor and Harry Peel. And maybe some kid on the Fairley High drum line.
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 11:48 am
Hey, how 'bout those who can drum and chew gum (err...I mean sing!) at the
same time!

This technique is known as the "Phil Collins."
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 11:56 am
I don't know about technical stuff, but I know who I like to see, and Robert, Mouse Rocket (and several other bands, way too many to count)

And Lori, multi-talented girl, but I really like her on drums.
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 4:24 pm | Edited by: joseph t
Paul DieRotzz is the fastest stoned drummer I've seen! As in playing fast while stoned or something...
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 5:11 pm
i think it may be a little overstated that robert is the only rock drummer who knows what a pocket is. harry peel has the deepest pockets in memphis, although he is not putting them to the rock enough, he certainly can. robert barnett is pocket personified and rocks plenty. and although i'm a little biased, john argroves is really really damn good. rockbert is absolutely amazing though!
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 7:23 pm
No doubt. Rockbert is one of the best on earth. Roy Berry is good when he gets drugs or hookers before the show.
Posted: Oct 12, 2005 8:28 pm
me naturally, but for my $$ it's
the guy from Mash-O-Matic
Paul Taylor
Jeff Bouk(kinda Mimphis)
Posted: Oct 13, 2005 9:22 am
I would also like to invite Cody Dikinson and James Blasingame to the drum circle. shirts and stink optional.
Posted: Oct 13, 2005 3:42 pm
Hey, how 'bout those who can drum and chew gum (err...I mean sing!) at the
same time!

This technique is known as the "Phil Collins."

I think Dave Clark did that before Charlie Brown, I mean Phil Collins.
Posted: Oct 13, 2005 10:42 pm
John Argroves is awesome. It's impossible to be in a bad mood around that guy. When you other drummers are ready for a real man's snare drum, he'll custom build a 40-pound monster for you that sounds like Thor's hammer coming down on your fucking skull.
Posted: Oct 14, 2005 12:47 pm
I love a man with a MONSTER snare!
Posted: Oct 14, 2005 1:10 pm
I would have to day that Jay Sheffield, Christian Bates and Mr Argrove are some damn fine drummers. Rockbert brings it hard though...
Harry Peel has deeper pockets than Nell Carter in 501's...
Kevin Smith (bumpercrop) is a hellafied drummer when he wants to be..
Robbie Cash too...
And, hell, everyone listed so far can play their asses off
Ed, from on a dead machine and piston honda, fine rock drummer...

back to work...
Posted: Oct 14, 2005 1:24 pm
deeper pockets than Nell Carter in 501's...
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 4:16 pm
After the show the other night I'm gonna have to give it up to Robin (OG3,Guacos) for being the most improved drummer. She went from "tap" to "thunder" over the past year!
Who is Harry Peel?
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 4:44 pm
Harry Peel plays a lot down at the Blue Monkey.
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 4:56 pm
Harry Peel plays a lot down at the Blue Monkey.

Who does he play with? I don't party at the monkey much.
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 5:16 pm
I've seen him with the Selvidge crew and Ross Rice. He's good. Don't know about the best, but, he's good.
Posted: Oct 17, 2005 3:01 pm
Michael Murder. Evil Army reigns supreme. Death to false metal.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 10:27 am
I'm the 2nd best female drummer in the world!
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 10:35 am
right behind Sheila E.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 10:50 am
actually, it's Mo Tucker.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 11:10 am
Steve Parkinson is a really great drummer.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 1:32 pm
Jeff Burch. Is he playing around town? He was touring with Tinsley Ellis.
Posted: Oct 21, 2005 11:23 pm
Posted: Oct 26, 2005 2:40 pm
Who is Robbie Cash? I agree with the Pauls and Rockbert...
Posted: Nov 3, 2005 10:03 am
Posted: Nov 4, 2005 3:31 pm
There's a new kid in town
Leh Sammons (my son in law).....lives here now after escapingKatrina in New Orleans.
He's touring Europe for the next two weeks but we hope he finds a good band here to gig with.
He's fuckin' amazing......living in New Orleans for the past 5 or 6 years done the boy some good
Posted: Nov 4, 2005 7:14 pm
There's a new kid in town
Leh Sammons (my son in law)

I forgot Leh moved back to town! Definitly at the top of the list...he shreds the kit!!! I didn't know you were Tracy's mom!
Posted: Nov 5, 2005 9:58 am
I be Tracy's dad.
Leh is on tour with Andi Hoffman and the B-Goes.
Andi is huge in Europe and Leh is digging the lifestyle. Tour buses,nice hotels, beautiful scenery.
They wind up in Andi's home town in Switzerland recording a live project.
Life is tough for Mr Sammons eh?

Need to get the word around about Leh so he'll not have to drive to New Orleans for gigs in the future.....he's played more down there than here since the hurricane.
Posted: Nov 5, 2005 10:01 am
Oh and dig this......Leh and Tracy are living in Isaac Haye's old love shack......cool ass place with a sunken living room.....very swinging 60's.
I want a doorbell that plays the wah wah guitar from Shaft....how cool would that be?
Posted: Nov 5, 2005 2:23 pm
That's awesome! I talked with Leh about it and I don't know who he could play with here in town. He's almost too good!
Posted: Nov 5, 2005 5:03 pm
You're all on crack! Stupid crackheads.
Posted: Nov 5, 2005 6:30 pm
That's awesome! I talked with Leh about it and I don't know who he could play with here in town. He's almost too good!

Damn, put me in touch with the guy. I've got git-tar chops for days, and I haven't had a project together in a while. Would I have seen Leh around town with anyone??

Oh, and Buck, Harry Peel also plays with David Cousair and Sam Shoup on Wednesdays at the Monkey. Pure taste ...
Posted: May 16, 2009 10:39 pm
Hey yall " Yall forgot a few more drummer's out there ??
1-Tommy Lee
2-Neil Peart
3-Carmine Appice
4-Vinny Appice
5-Peter Criss
6-Eric Carr
7- John Bonham
8-Terry Bozzio
9-Bill Bruford
10-Art Blakey
11-Steve Smith
12-Phil Collins
13-Stewart Copeland
13-Liberty De Vitto
14-The Brain "
15- Alex VanHalen
16- David Holland
17- Buddy Rich
18- Sheila E
Many more out there .Like them ??
Posted: May 17, 2009 8:30 am
best in town is my yamaha rx-11

non-electronic - billy neon head haze
Posted: May 18, 2009 4:10 am
Honorable mention: Scott Coppin/Unstoppable Juggernaut
Posted: May 18, 2009 6:41 am
Howard "Bulldog" Grimes-- in Al Jackson's shadow, but fortunately for Howard, he preferred the company of more subdued women than Al.
'Dog's still got it, too.
Posted: May 18, 2009 8:22 am
I might be a bit biased, but Ceylon Mooney is incredible.
Posted: May 18, 2009 8:37 am
I'm always happy to see Tracie from the faintly Red Mollies play
Posted: May 18, 2009 9:11 am
Leh Sammons
Robert Hall
Kurt Ruleman
Ross Johnson
Posted: May 18, 2009 9:28 am
Andrew with the Perfect Fits beats the snot out of the drums too
Posted: May 18, 2009 9:29 am
as well as Bruce
Posted: May 18, 2009 10:04 am
Startin' to sound like a drum circle jerk
Posted: May 18, 2009 11:27 am
Anybody seen Chris Coble in a while?
I'd almost put him up there with Rockbert...if he's still even plays.
Posted: May 18, 2009 11:40 am
I'd almost put him up there with Rockbert

even though I like Chris, he's good people...I would have to say "oh hell no" to this
Posted: May 18, 2009 2:17 pm | Edited by: greg O
Chris was great. He was the drummer in my high school band and later was the drummer for the Painkillers. Is he still playing?
Posted: May 18, 2009 8:47 pm | Edited by: Luke Warm
Back around Halloween Todd Gringo told me that Coble has grown his hair out all long and curly and is now training dogs for a living.
But no word on whether he's still playing or not.
Posted: May 19, 2009 7:19 am
Misty White
Posted: May 20, 2009 5:48 pm
Seriously, Andy Saunders.
Posted: May 21, 2009 9:10 am
Seriously, Andy Saunders

I'm biased and I agree...
Posted: May 22, 2009 10:11 am
Misty White is WHITE HOT!!!
Posted: May 22, 2009 10:13 am
You're all on crack! Stupid crackheads.

Posted: May 23, 2009 2:11 am
Posted: May 23, 2009 2:14 am
In case he isn't familiar to you , he is the original and current drummer of The Box Tops.
Posted: May 23, 2009 6:23 am
I can do THAT!!!!!! Duh!
Posted: May 23, 2009 11:55 am
original and current drummer of The Box Tops
Man, he's good! What a waste of talent. Did he play for Ronnie & the Devilles also, or is he just playing their kit?

I'm gonna add 18 year old Andrew Denham from the Dirty Streets. Really fun to watch play. He's got that Mitch Mitchell/Bonham "elbows out" head band steez goin'. I doubt half these folks were as good as he is when they were his age.
Posted: May 23, 2009 9:19 pm
Did he play for Ronnie & the Devilles also,

YEAH , that was his band.
Posted: May 25, 2009 7:16 am
Jack O Yarber: best drummer!! And he also plays guitar, and he also has SOUL, and he has the blues, and he rocks. What more do you need?
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:16 am
that young guy that calls himself ''kidd'' is the best drummer in Memphis. he plays everywhere in Memphis go see him if you get a chance!
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