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    Barrett Deems was a swing drummer who played with Jimmy Dorsey, Red Norvo, Muggsy Spanier, Jack Teagarden, and Loui Armstrong. He also led his own band and was good friends with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.

    Here is one of his drums solos.


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    Story goes that Deems billed himself as the world's fastest drummer (I saw that in Downbeat years ago) Buddy walked into a club that Deems was playing at, hung around for several minutes, and Deems never billed himself as the worlds fastest drummer again.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

    VAE VICTIS

    ONCE YOU HIT A CERTAIN AGE, YOU BECOME PERMANENTLY UNIMPRESSED BY A LOT OF CRAP.

    I HIT THAT AGE 20 YEARS AGO.

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