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Jim Payne

Jim Payne

Labelled the "Buddy Rich or Billy Cobham of funk drumming" by Jazz Times, Jim Payne has a long career as a drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk. Early in his career he wrote for Crawdaddy! and other publications. Currently he is a member of the online faculty at Berklee College of Music where he teaches R&B/Funk drumming to students from the U.S. and all over the world. He is the author of eight instructional and biographical books/DVDs, including the classic Give The Drummers Some: The Great Drummers of R&B, Funk & Soul (Face The Music Pub.)

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Little Richard: The Explosive Little Richard (OKeh 14117)

Review by Jim Payne, Crawdaddy!, May 1967

Little Richard: Ripping it up, Past and Present ...

Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man (Atlantic)

Review by Jim Payne, Crawdaddy!, August 1967

ARETHA FRANKLIN'S come back home. Back home to Boogaloo, Alabama, and Pigeon Pea, Tennessee, back home to Hog Maw, Mississippi, and Chitlins, South Carolina. Back ...

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Hank Ballard Revisited

Report and Interview by Jim Payne, Crawdaddy!, January 1968

IN DAYTONA Beach it rains every afternoon for half an hour or so. When Hank Ballard arrived, it was raining. It's hard to make a ...

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