September 16, 2009

Boz Scaggs - Lido Shuffle

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Here's another famous groove from the late, great Jeff Porcaro. This one is played at about quarter note = 140 on the record so it is a real workout for your left hand. Porcaro's ghost note work was always something I admired about his unique style and this is yet another example of it. Aside from his work with Toto, Porcaro was a prolific session drummer. This tune comes from Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees record.

For other example of playing 'inside' a shuffle groove with ghost notes on the snare, check out Buddy Guy's Damn Right I've Got The Blues or John Bonham's half time shuffle on Led Zeppelin's Fool In The Rain.

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