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Ray Bauduc

Ray Bauduc's New Orleans origins instilled in him a love for two-beat drumming, which he retained even when he played with Bob Crosby's swing era big band. He was a was a hugely popular and influential jazz drummer best known for his work with the Bob Crosby Orchestra and their band-within-a-band, the Bobcats, between 1935 and 1942. Chick Webb

Chick Webb
Chick Webb
1905 - 1939
drums
always said Ray is a natural drummer and was reportedly Chick's favorite drummer to listen to. Bauduc was a tremendous influence on Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
1919 - 1990
drums
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Two-Beat Generation
Abracadabra Music
1959
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