List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

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Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Post by Jitters » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:48 am

Always loved this one. No Idea what the machine is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG4qQW7HbVg

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Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:30 pm

Good call Jitters; wouldn't have remembered that one.

Wikipedia and another source say it was an "electric timbale" (that's a quote from someone at Hi). But I've never heard of one of those. I wonder if they mean something like the Synare? Which would not be a drum-machine per se, but it is an analog electronic drum.

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Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Post by Gregg Juke » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 pm

Also check out The Wailers "Rainbow Country;" number 15 on the "Bob Marley & The Wailers-- Roots of a Legend" CD. Earlier material recorded in the Lee "Scratch" Perry era, it's very hard to tell one way or the other, but the drums have a mechanized feel, seem to be a one-bar loop, and if they were played by Carly Barrett, for instance, live drums have never sounded so "machine-y" in all the rest of the Wailers recorded output. With Perry's penchant for bringing in new gear to play with, I suspect an analog drumbox or some mixture of live and programmed.



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Re: List of Jazz or Soul Records that used an old drum machine?

Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:08 am

i love it, thanks!

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