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Gene Krupa

Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz drummer, band leader, actor, and composer known for his energetic style and showmanship. His drum solo on "Sing, Sing, Sing" (1937) elevated the role of the drummer from an accompanying line to an important solo voice in the band.

In collaboration with the Slingerland drum and Zildjian cymbal manufacturers, he was a major force in defining the standard band drummer's kit. Krupa is considered "the founding father of the modern drumset" by Modern Drummer magazine.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 15th, 1909 (Chicago), Died October 16th, 1973 (Yonkers)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1962

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, traps, leader, composer, songwriter

Notes: Full name: Eugene Bertram Krupa

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89018 August 1955 King Porter stomp-2 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89019 August 1955 It's been so long Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89020 August 1955 Roll 'em-5 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89021 August 1955 Bugle call rag Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89022 August 1955 Don't be that way-4 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89023 August 1955 You turned the tables on me Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89024 August 1955 Goody goody Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89025 August 1955 Slipped disc-6 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89026 August 1955 Stompin' at the Savoy-4 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89027 August 1955 One o'clock jump-2 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89028 August 1955 Memories of you-7 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89029 August 1955 China boy-7 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89030 August 1955 Moonglow-8 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89031 August 1955 Avalon-8 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89032 August 1955 Alicia's blues Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89033 August 1955 And the angels sing -9 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89034 August 1955 Jersey bounce Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89035 August 1955 Sometimes I'm happy-2 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89036 August 1955 Shine-10 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 89037 August 1955 Sing sing sing-10 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90445 10-in. 11/16/1935 In the dark/Flashes-1 Jess Stacy instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90446 10-in. 11/16/1935 Barrelhouse Jess Stacy instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90447 10-in. 11/16/1935 The world is waiting for the sunrise Jess Stacy instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90448 Go back where you stayed last night-1 Jess Stacy instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 90460 10-in. 11/19/1935 The last round-up Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 101-125 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Krupa, Gene," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103342.

Krupa, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103342.

"Krupa, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103342

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