This video briefly reviews the career of Earl Palmer, the legendary New Orleans drummer who passed away last year. It is an excerpt from a DVD that I edited for Bay Area boogie-woogie pianist Mitch Woods, who hired New Orleans musicians from various Fats Domino bands to record with him in the Crescent City in 2000. He returned from New Orleans with 15 hours of video which we whittled down to a 2:15 DVD.
From the CD/DVD "Big Easy Boogie" by Mitch Woods.
Earl Palmer played on countless 50's rock' n roll hits for Little Richard, Ray Charles and Fats Domino - as well as many all-time classics like Sam Cook's "Shake" and "Twistin' the Night Away", the Righteous Brothers' "You Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", Richie Valen's "LaBamba", Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" - as well as TV themes from "77 Sunset Strip" to "the Brady Bunch" - and film scores for Quincy Jones.
Watch and listen, you won't believe this career.
Editng and Audio Post by Jeff Roth