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Earl Palmer

Earl Cyril Palmer (October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008) was an American rock and roll and rhythm-and-blues drummer. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Palmer played on many recordings, including Little Richard's first few albums and many other well-known rock and roll records. According to one obituary, "his list of credits read like a Who's Who of American popular music of the last 60 years."

Birth and Death Data: Born October 25th, 1924 (New Orleans), Died September 19th, 2008 (Banning)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81001 5/10/1951 Tra-la-la Dave Bartholomew Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81002 5/10/1951 Tee Jim Dave Bartholomew Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 83714 10/10/1946 Much more than the rest T. Texas Tyler instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 83715 10/10/1946 He done her wrong T. Texas Tyler instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 120195 April 1968 Baby don't you tear my clothes Richard] Little Richard [Pennyman instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 120196 April 1968 Stingy Jenny Richard] Little Richard [Pennyman instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14785 1/4/1968 I was made to love her (the way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14786 1/3/1968 Respect Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14787 1/4/1968 I never loved a woman (The way I love you) Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14788 1/3/1968 Chain gang Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14789 1/3/1968 Uptight (Everything's alright) Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14790 1/3/1968 Ode to Billy Joe Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14791 1/3/1968 My girl Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14792 1/3/1968 For your precious love Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14793 1/3/1968 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14794 1/4/1968 In the midnight hour Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14795 1/4/1968 Funky Broadway Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 14796 1/4/1968 Even when you cry Count Basie instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Palmer, Earl," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336198.

Palmer, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336198.

"Palmer, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/336198

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