Influential Drum Recordings

I was chatting with Bill Zildjian a few months back, and we spoke about “influential drum recordings.” I came up with this list…


1. Jimi Hendrix, Wait Until TomorrowMitch Mitchell
2. The Police, Miss GradenkoStewart Copeland
3. The Cure, UntitledBoris Williams
4. Paul Simon, Late In The EveningSteve Gadd
5. Devo, SatisfactionAlan Myers
6. James Taylor, Country RoadCarlos Vega
7. Parliament, Give Up The FunkTiki Fulwood
8. Los Lobos, RevolutionPete Thomas
9. Fabulosos Cadillacs, MatadorFernando Ricciardi
10. Sergio Mendes, MagdalenhaCarlinhos Brown

Honorable Mentions:

1. Genesis, No Reply At AllPhil Collins
2. James Taylor, Got to Stop Thinking Bout ThatSteve Jordan
3. Tori Amos, A Sort of FairytaleMatt Chamberlain
4. John Scofield, Blue MatterDennis Chambers
5. Bob Marley, Could You Be LovedCarlton Barrett
6. The Meters, Just Kissed My BabyZigaboo Modeliste
7. Joshua Redman, Jig-A-JugBrian Blade
8. Carlos Vives, Pa’ MaytéPablo Bernal
9. Shawn Colvin, Sunny Came HomeShawn Pelton
10. Blur, Song 2Dave Rowntree

* David Bowie, Sound and VisionDennis Davis
* Autolux, Turnstile BluesCarla Aznar
* Andrés Calamaro, LocoSteve Jordan

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