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Ralph MacDonald: The Sound of a Syndrum

John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 9 February 1978

RALPH MACDONALD has done for percussionists what McDonald's did for hamburgers. In a short time his collection of congas, bongos, cowbells, shakers, triangles and countless other percussion instruments have become a fixture in American popular music.

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