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 126-132 of 132 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||90461||10-in.||11/19/1935||Jazz me blues||Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||90462||10-in.||11/19/1935||Three little words||Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||90463||10-in.||11/19/1935||Blues of Israel||Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||112664||9/27/1962||Begin the beguine||Cozy Cole||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||112665||9/27/1962||I love Paris||Cozy Cole||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||112666||9/27/1962||What is this thing called love?||Cozy Cole||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||112667||9/27/1962||I could have danced all night||Cozy Cole||instrumentalist, drums|
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.
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