Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa

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They Didn't Believe Me [1999 - Remaster]
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Bolero At The Savoy
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Ball Of Fire
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Opus One
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Drum Boogie

Albums

  • Sing, Sing, Sing

    Apr 2021 • 1 song

  • Opus One

    Jun 2020 • 16 songs

  • Legends Of Jazz - Gene Krupa

    Aug 2018 • 20 songs

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Gene Krupa

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The first drummer to be a superstar, Gene Krupa may not have been the most advanced drummer of the 1930s but he was in some ways the most significant. Prior to Krupa, drum solos were a real rarity and the drums were thought of as a merely supportive instrument. With his good looks and colorful playing, he became a matinee idol and changed the image of drummers forever. Gene Krupa made history with his first record. For a session in 1927 with the McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans, he became the first musician to use a full drum set on records. He was part of the Chicago jazz scene of...
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